American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Fall on Rock, Inadquate Protection, No Hard Hat, Oregon, Rocky Butte

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FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT

Oregon, Rocky Butte

On May 14, while leading a fifth class route, Christian Steiner (27) fell approximately 50 feet, sustaining a fatal head injury. It is believed that he climbed well above his last protection placement before he lost his grip and fell. (Source: Jeff Scheetz, Portland Mountain Rescue)

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