American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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497 Records

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Fall on Rock, Haste—Trying to Stick to a Schedule, California, Yosemite Valley, North Dome Gulley
FALL ON ROCK, HASTE—TRYING TO STICK TO A SCHEDULE California, Yosemite Valley, North Dome Gulley On July 6, Dave Bedell (34) ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, California, Yosemite Valley, Nutcracker
FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Yosemite Valley, Nutcracker On July 1, Paul Bennett (41) and Randy Kanta were climbing the Nutcracker, 5.8, ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Rappel Failure—Inadequate Anchor Equipment, No Hard Hat, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
RAPPEL FAILURE—INADEQUATE ANCHOR EQUIPMENT, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan About 1800 on July 31, Ik Tae Choi (23) died ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded, Darkness—Late Start, Off Route, Inadequate Clothing, Creating a Hazardous Condition, California, Yosemite Valley, Fairview Dome
STRANDED, DARKNESS—LATE START, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, CREATING A HAZARDOUS CONDITION California, Yosemite Valley, Fairview Dome On August 9, about 1100, ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On August 16, about noon, Brian Biega (23) was leading the 6...
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Accident Reports
1996
Protection Pulled, Fall on Rock, Indadequate Protection, No Hard Hat
PROTECTION PULLED, FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan While Biega was being rescued (...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded—Ropes Jammed, Haste—To Try to Catch Thieves, Inadequate Equipment—No Knife, California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock
STRANDED—ROPES JAMMED, HASTE—TO TRY TO CATCH THIEVES, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—NO KNIFE California, Yosemite Valley, Middle Cathedral Rock On ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Belay, California, Temple Crag
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE BELAY California, Temple Crag On October 4, Gary Niblock, Mike Nichols (both 48) and Mark Harris (42) were climbing ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Equipment Failure—Wired Nut Broke, Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
EQUIPMENT FAILURE—WIRED NUT BROKE, FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On October 6, about 1900, Baek Man (27) ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Slide/Fall on Ice, Inexperience, Improper Use of Crampons, Inadequate Protection—Unclipped, Party Separated, California, Eastern Sierras, Lamarck Col
SLIDE/FALL ON ICE, INEXPERIENCE, IMPROPER USE OF CRAMPONS, INADEQUATE PROTECTION—UNCLIPPED, PARTY SEPARATED California, Eastern Sierras, Lamarck Col On ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Slick Rock, Haste—Appointment at the Bar, "Failure to Recognize The..."
Tim Sell and I had just finished climbing Mescalito (VI 5.9 A4) on El Capitan. It was Halloween evening. Although it ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Darkness, Stranded, Rappel Error—Rope Jammed, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall
DARKNESS, STRANDED, RAPPEL ERROR—ROPE JAMMED Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall On February 18, two climbers (one 24) became ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Falling Rock, Poor Position, Colorado, Ouray, Dexter Creek Slabs
FALLING ROCK, POOR POSITION Colorado, Ouray, Dexter Creek Slabs On February 26, the Ouray Mountain Rescue Team was called out to ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Cornice Collapse, Poor Position, Colorado, San Juans, Engineer Mountain
CORNICE COLLAPSE, POOR POSITION Colorado, San Juans, Engineer Mountain On April 2, David Ganley (32), Fred Hutt (24), and Mike Seeberg (30) left Coal ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Rappel Error—Ropes Uneven, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Hand Crack
RAPPEL ERROR—ROPES UNEVEN Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Hand Crack On June 11, a climber (29) rappelled off the end of ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Fatigue, Late Start, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak
FALL ON ROCK, FATIGUE, LATE START Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak On July 15, at 1030, Robert Gould (53) and Kenneth ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Wet Rock, Haste, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak
FALL ON ROCK, WET ROCK, HASTE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak On July 29, Robert Logan (37) and Chris Weaver (25) ...
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1996
Stranded, No Equipment, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak
STRANDED, NO EQUIPMENT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak On August 17,1995, Gabor Vereczi (25) and Zoltan Vereczi (23) were attempting the 400 ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge, The Pear Buttress
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge, The Pear Buttress On September 3, 1995, David ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded, Inexperience, Inadequate Equipment, Fear, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Wind Tower
STRANDED, INEXPERIENCE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, FEAR Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Wind Tower On September 10, two young men (20, 21) and a young ...
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1996
Fall on Rock, Inexperience, Overcrowded Route, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak
FALLING ROCK, INEXPERIENCE, OVERCROWDED ROUTE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Hallett Peak On September 4, Labor Day, Tom(40) and Ed (42) had ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Loss of Control—Voluntary Glissade, No Ice Axe Leash System, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Andrews Glacier
LOSS OF CONTROL—VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, NO ICE AX LEASH SYSTEM Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Andrews Glacier On September 16, Charles ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded, Inadequate Equipment, Bad Advice, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
STRANDED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, BAD ADVICE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Long’s Peak On September 17, at 1140, two unidentified females (approximate ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Placed No Protection, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, T-2
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED NO PROTECTION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, T-2 On October 7, a climber (38) was beginning to lead ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Rappel Anchor Error—Inadequate Protection, Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge
RAPPEL ANCHOR ERROR—INADEQUATE PROTECTION, FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Lumpy Ridge On December 2, ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock—Lowering Error, Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve
FALL ON ROCK—LOWERING ERROR Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve On August 6, Emily Town (19) was leading an estimated 240 foot ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Improperly Placed Bolts, Exceeding Abilities, Illinois, Drapers Bluff
FALL ON ROCK, IMPROPERLY PLACED ROLTS, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Illinois, Drapers Rluff On April 1, David Krupp (26) fell 30 feet from a 5.10 bolted ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, Maine, Acadia National Park, Dorr Mountain
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Maine, Acadia National Park, Dorr Mountain About 1245 on January 8, Sam Woodward (50), an experienced climber from ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Falling Rock, Poor Position, Maine, Mount Katahdin, Chimney Pond
FALLING ROCK, POOR POSITION Maine, Mount Katahdin, Chimney Pond On September 2, two parties—Michael Lanza (34) and Penny Beach (29) in one ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Maryland, Carderock
FALL ON ROCK Maryland, Carderock On May 16, I was half way up Jan's Face, a climb at the north end ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock—Block of Rock Came Off, Protection Pulled Out, Rope Sheath Cut, No Hard Hat, Maryland, Delaware Water Gap, Mount Tammany
FALL ON ROCK—BLOCK OF ROCK CAME OFF, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, ROPE SHEATH CUT, NO HARD HAT Maryland, Delaware Water ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Exceeding Abilities, Massachusetts, Chapelbrook Reservation, Chapel Ledges
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Massachusetts, Chapelbrook Reservation, Chapel Ledges On August 10, Pam Chavis (25) fell 75 feet from Chapel ...
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1996
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection, Montana, Hyalite Canyon, Mummy II Route
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Montana, Hyalite Canyon, Mummy II Route On November 30, Stefan Mitrovich (26) and Rob (19) were climbing the ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall Through Snow—Spruce Trap, Off Route, Inadequate Equipment—Compass, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Raymond Cataract
FALL THROUGH SNOW—SPRUCE TRAP, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT—COMPASS New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Raymond Cataract On January 9, Kevin Rogers (33) ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Snow/Ice Covered Rock, Protection Pulled Out, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Omega
FALL ON SNOW/ICE COVERED ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Omega On March 13, Alan Cattabriga (35) started up ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities
On May 21, Craig Johnson (26) was at the crux move on Intimidation (5.10) trying to place protection, but could not. So he “...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, New Hampshire, Rumney Cliff, Holderness School Crack
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT New Hampshire, Rumney Cliff, Holderness School Crack On July 3, I was leading Holderness School ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded, Exceeding Abilities
On July 13, Eric Lougee, with two years of climbing experience, took his cousin, Donald Lougee (33), to Cannon Cliff for what ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Stranded, Off Route, Late Start, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff
STRANDED, OFF ROUTE, LATE START New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff On July 24, John (26) and Lisa Tedesco reached a spot close under ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Not Anchored at Belay—Miscommunication, No Hard Hat, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Slip O' Fools
NOT ANCHORED AT BELAY—MISCOMMUNICATION, NO HARD HAT New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Slip O’ Fools On October 1, Daniel Gelsomini (29) fell 35 ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Ice and Frozen Moss, Placed Inadequate Protection, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Black Dike
FALL ON ICE AND FROZEN MOSS, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Black Dike The ice on the Black ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Various: Falls on Rock, Falling Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Belays, Stranded, Bees, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS: FALLS ON ROCK, FALLING ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE BELAYS, STRANDED, BEES New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks Of the 28 ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Rappel Error—Clipped to One Rope, Fall on Rock, Oregon, Smith Rock State Park
RAPPEL ERROR—CLIPPED TO ONE ROPE, FALL ON ROCK Oregon, Smith Rock State Park On February 4, John Elgin (24) fell 60 feet ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock While Setting Up Rappel, Oregon, Rocky Butte
FALL ON ROCK WHILE SETTING UP RAPPEL Oregon, Rocky Butte On February 24, Allison O’Grady (21), a Pacific University junior, fell ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Ice, Oregon, Mount Hood, Leuthold Couloir
FALL ON ICE Oregon, Mount Hood, Leuthold Couloir On May 28, approximately 0600: Three of us (Michele and Tim McCall, and Ken), ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Falling Rock—Dislodged, Fall on Snow, Exceeding Abilities, Inadequate Equipment/Clothing, Oregon, Mount Jefferson, Milk Creek
FALLING ROCK—DISLODGED, FALL ON SNOW, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING Oregon, Mount Jefferson, Milk Creek During the weekend of ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Oregon, Rocky Butte
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED Oregon, Rocky Butte On August 19, Larry Anglin (31) was free climbing an 80 foot practice cliff, fell, ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Overdue—Missing, Probably Fall on Rock/Snow, Climbing Alone, Oregon, Mount Hood, Cathedral Ridge
OVERDUE—MISSING, PROBABLY FALL ON ROCK/SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE Oregon, Mount Hood, Cathedral Ridge Ken Budlong (45), an experienced Portland climber, ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Utah, Wasatch Mountains, Parleys Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Utah, Wasatch Mountains, Parleys Canyon On March 19, Guy Riley (25) fell while climbing on a popular ...
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Accident Reports
1996
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Equipment, Utah, Wasatch Mountains, Big Cottonwood Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Utah, Wasatch Mountains, Big Cottonwood Canyon On April 26, Brandon Keller (22) fell while leading “Skyscraper,” a ...
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Accident Reports
1996