American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Falls on Rock (7), Protection Pulled Out (2), Inadequate Protection, Rappel Errors (2), Belay Error, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks

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  • Publication Year: 2012

FALLS ON ROCK (7), PROTECTION PULLED OUT (2), INADEQUATE PROTECTION, RAPPEL ERRORS (2), BELAY ERROR

New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks

Seven reports were submitted for 2011 (including the narrative above).

There was only one long fall. This male climber, who had over 20 years of experience, was rappelling after roped soloing when the rappel “system failed”.

The average age of the climbers was 41 and the level of route difficulty was 5.8. The injuries included one sprains/strain, two lacerations, one dislocation, and two “unknowns” because the climbers refused care.

Four of the climbers were experienced, one had none of little experience and the others were unknown. (Source: From reports submitted by Mohonk Preserve)

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