American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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496 Records

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Protection Pulled Out—Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay—Rope Diameter too Small, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Retaliation
PROTECTION PULLED OUT–FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY–ROPE DIAMETER TOO SMALL New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Retaliation The leader, A1 (30...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall on Rock—Failure to Clip into Quickdraw, Weather, Inadequate Equipment—Shoes, New Hampshire, Rumney Crags
FALL ON ROCK–FAILURE TO CLIP INTO QUICKDRAW, WEATHER, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT–SHOES New Hampshire, Rumney Crags Mark (33) and I have ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliffs, Vertigo
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT New Hampshire, Cannon Cliffs, Vertigo Daniel Chaffee (20) was climbing on Vertigo. He was on ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Stranded, Inexperience, New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Whitney Gilman
STRANDED, INEXPERIENCE New Hampshire, Cannon Cliff, Whitney Gilman On October 12, New Hampshire Fish and Game received a report of two ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Various Falls on Rock (22 Leader Falls)—Mostly Inadequate Protection, Off Route (2), Rappel Error, Inadequate Belay, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
VARIOUS FALLS ON ROCK (22 LEADER FALLS)–MOSTLY INADEQUATE PROTECTION, OFF ROUTE (2), RAPPEL ERROR, INADEQUATE BELAY New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall or Slip on rock, Belayer Error, North Carolina, Crowders Mountain State Park, Gumby's Roof
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, BELAYER ERROR North Carolina, Crowders Mountain State Park, Gumby's Roof Ringo Willoughby (31) and a female ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Nut or Chock Pulled Out, Poor Position, North Carolina, Moore's Wall, Sentinel Buttress, Zoo View
NUT OR CHOCK PULLED OUT, POOR POSITION North Carolina, Moore's Wall, Sentinel Buttress, Zoo View On September 2, Ron Lantham (37) and ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Inadequate Water—Dehydration, Exhaustion, North Carolina, Moore's Wall, Sentinel Buttress
INADEQUATE WATER–DEHYDRATION, EXHAUSTION North Carolina, Moore's Wall, Sentinel Buttress At approximately 1800 on June 6,1 received a radio communication from seasonal ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Equipment—Dull Crampons, Oregon, Mount Hood, South Side
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT–DULL CRAMPONS Oregon, Mount Hood, South Side On March 23, two climbers (both 22) were descending the ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Oregon, Smith Rock, Crack of Infinity
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Oregon, Smith Rock, Crack of Infinity On June 3, Rod Lucas (45) was leading Crack of ...
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2002
Fall on Rock—Poor Position, Inadequate Protection, Oregon, Smith Rock, Zebra
FALL ON ROCK–POOR POSITION, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Oregon, Smith Rock, Zebra On June 23 Grant Pease (38) was leading Zebra, a 5.10a ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone—Separated from Party, Failed to Follow Route, No Hard Hat, Oregon, Mount Jefferson, Whitewater Glacier
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE–SEPARATED FROM PARTY, FAILED TO FOLLOW ROUTE, NO HARD HAT Oregon, Mount Jefferson, Whitewater Glacier ...
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2002
Falling Rock, Oregon, Mount Jefferson, Milk Creek Glacier
FALLING ROCK Oregon, Mount Jefferson, Milk Creek Glacier While crossing the north couloir of Milk Creek on July 1, two climbers (...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Oregon, Smith Rock, Lyon's Chair
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Oregon, Smith Rock, Lyon's Chair On July 7, Christopher Ekstrom (22) was leading the first pitch of ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Falling Rock, Party Separated—Climbing Alone, Exceeding Abilities, Oregon, North Sister
FALLING ROCK, PARTY SEPARATED–CLIMBING ALONE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Oregon, North Sister On July 10, three people, including Matt Gorman, were climbing ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Hiker Disappeared, Oregon, Broken Top
HIKER DISAPPEARED Oregon, Broken Top On August 10, Danny Curran (24) left his younger brother at their Green Lakes pack-in campsite late ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall on Frozen Scree, Fall Into Crevasse, Failure to Follow Route, Climbing Alone, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Inexperience, Oregon, Mount Hood, South Side and Cathedral Ridge
FALL ON FROZEN SCREE, FALL INTO CREVASSE, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, CLIMBING ALONE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, INEXPERIENCE Oregon, Mount ...
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2002
Fall on Frozen Scree, Inadequate Equipment and Clothing, Inexperience, Oregon, Three Sisters Wilderness, Middle Sister
FALL ON FROZEN SCREE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING, INEXPERIENCE Oregon, Three Sisters Wilderness, Middle Sister On September 29, Pete Acker (39) and ...
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2002
Falling Rock, Utah, Arches National Park
PULLED ROCK OFF–FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Oregon, Smith Rock State Park, Misery Ridge Mesa ...
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2002
Pulled Rock Off—Fall on Rock, Failure to Test Holds, Exceeding Abilities, Oregon, Smith Rock State Park, Misery Ridge Mesa
FALLING ROCK Utah, Arches National Park On March 7, a large rockfall occurred during a technical rock rescue training session being ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Utah, Indian Creek
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Utah, Indian Creek During the first week of April, Paul Sullivan, Ian Herring, Matt Pinkley, ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Lightning—Poor Position, Utah, Canyonlands National Park, Lightning Bolt Cracks
LIGHTNING–POOR POSITION Utah, Canyonlands National Park, Lightning Bolt Cracks The incident happened on Thursday, April 12 at about 12:15 p.m. ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Avalanche, Poor Conditions, Inexperience, Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Stairs Gulch
AVALANCHE, POOR CONDITIONS, INEXPERIENCE Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Stairs Gulch On April 28, Martin Gleich (38), a doctor from Salt Lake City ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat, Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Pentapitch
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HARD HAT Utah, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Pentapitch On May 19, Michael Thurgood (24), Alex Santy (17), ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Knot Came Apart—Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Utah, Ferguson Canyon, Mission Impossible
KNOT CAME APART–FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Utah, Ferguson Canyon, Mission Impossible On July 19, “Dan” (25), and “Jim” decided to ...
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2002
Stranded, Inadequate Belay, Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Bumblebee Wall
STRANDED, INADEQUATE BELAY Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Bumblebee Wall On July 21, “Pat” (31), successfully led Perseverance Bulge, a two-pitch 5.9 route on ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Rappel Error, Rope Failed—Inadequate Equipment, Utah, Millcreek Canyon
RAPPEL ERROR, ROPE FAILED–INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Utah, Millcreek Canyon On August 16, “Jim” (28) and “Kirk” (32) set up a sport-rappel at a ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Earthquake, Washington, Mount Index
EARTHQUAKE Washington, Mount Index Chris Olson (28) was exactly where you don’t want to be when a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits: ...
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2002
Climbing Alone and Unroped—Fall into Crevasse, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Washington, Glacier Peak, Sitkum Glacier
CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED–FALL INTO CREVASSE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT Washington, Glacier Peak, Sitkum Glacier My climbing group, which ...
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2002
Failure to Follow Route—Weather, Failure to Turn Back, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Dehydration, Hypothermia, Frostbite, Washington, Mount Baker, North Ridge
FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE–WEATHER, FAILURE TO TURN BACK, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT, DEHYDRATION, HYPOTHERMIA, FROSTBITE Washington, Mount Baker, North ...
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2002
Handhold Came Off—Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Inexperience, Faulty Instruction, Washington, Wilkeson
HANDHOLD CAME OFF–FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, INEXPERIENCE, FAULTY INSTRUCTION Washington, Wilkeson On July 7, I (25) took S.P. (22), my ...
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2002
Falling Snow Block, Washington, North Cascades
FALLING SNOW BLOCK Washington, North Cascades On July 24 at 2:00 p.m., National Outdoor Leadership School Instructor Jon Stamp and five ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Heart Attack, Washington, Mount Rainier
HEART ATTACK Washington, Mount Rainier In early August, Lawrence “Laury” Minard (51), a Seattle native who had moved to London to ...
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2002
Fall into Crevasse, Weather, Washington, Mount Baker, Coleman Glacier
FALL INTO CREVASSE, WEATHER Washington, Mount Baker, Coleman Glacier Rescuers reached two seriously injured climbers on Mount Baker and were ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Washington, Snowqualmie Pass, Chair Peak
FALL ON ROCK Washington, Snowqualmie Pass, Chair Peak On September 8, Chad Engstrom (23) tumbled about 600 feet down a 45- degree rock ...
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2002
Lost Climbers—Weather, Off Route, Inadequate Equipment, Washington, Silver Peak
LOST CLIMBERS–WEATHER, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Washington, Silver Peak On September 25, a party of two males attempted to climb ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Unroped, Possibly Off Route, Washington, Guye Peak
FALL ON ROCK, UNROPED, POSSIBLY OFF ROUTE Washington, Guye Peak On October 13, Ken Colburn (49) was climbing Guye Peak with a ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park Two climbers (who are guides) were setting up individual top-ropes ...
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2002
Fatigue—Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Exceeding Abilities, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park, Chicago
FATIGUE–FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park, Chicago Two male climbers (ages ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Protection Pulled Out, Inexperience, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park, Resurrection
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INEXPERIENCE Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park, Resurrection A climber set ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, West Virginia, Senece Rocks, Triple Si
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION West Virginia, Seneca Rocks, Triple Si Regrettably I must report my involvement in another climbing ...
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2002
Out of Bounds—Lost, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Rock Spring Canyon
OUT OF BOUNDS–LOST, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Rock Spring Canyon On February 6 at 1330, Cameron ...
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2002
Off Route—Unfamiliar with Descent, Weather, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
OFF ROUTE–UNFAMILIAR WITH DESCENT, WEATHER Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton On June 11 around 0100, Swis Stockton and Michael ...
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Accident Reports
2002
Falling Rock—Fall on Rock, Improper Belay Technique, Inadequate Protection, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Nez Perce
FALLING ROCK–FALL ON ROCK, IMPROPER BELAY TECHNIQUE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Nez Perce On June 30 about 9:30 ...
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2002
Rappel Error—No Back-Up on Rappel, Fall on Rock, Being in a Hurry, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Owen-Spalding
RAPPEL ERROR–NO BACK-UP ON RAPPEL, FALL ON ROCK, BEING IN A HURRY Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, ...
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2002
Failure to Test Hold—Handhold Came Off, Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Petzoldt Ridge
FAILURE TO TEST HOLD–HAND-HOLD CAME OFF, FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton, Petzoldt Ridge On ...
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2002
Handhold Came Off—Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire
HANDHOLD CAME OFF–FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire On July 28, Laura Plaut (35) was treated and ...
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2002
Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Table Mountain
FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Table Mountain On August 8, Don Rassler reported that his climbing partner, Ben ...
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2002
Failure to Test Holds—Handhold Came Off, Fall on Rock, Wyoming, Wind River Range, Jackson Peak
FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS–HANDHOLD CAME OFF, FALL ON ROCK Wyoming, Wind River Range, Jackson Peak On August 11 about 1100, Bev ...
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2002
Handhold Came Off—Struck by Rock, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Disappointment Peak
HANDHOLD CAME OFF—STRUCK BY ROCK Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Disappointment Peak On August 17, John Taylor (29) was climbing the ...
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2002