American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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384 Records

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Fall on Rock, Handhold Dislodged - Fall on Rock, California, Sierra Nevada, Palisades Region
FALL ON ROCK, HANDHOLD DISLODGED – FALL ON ROCK California, Sierra Nevada, Palisades Region At 0700 on July 13, J.C. (47) and B....
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock — Misjudged Pendulum, California Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK – MISJUDGED PENDULUM California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan At 0545 on July 18, Eric Ruderman (32) and Skiy DeTray (31) started a ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Helmet, California, Yosemite Valley, Church Bowl
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, NO HELMET California, Yosemite Valley, Church Bowl On August 31, Tomoki Shibata (22) led Church Bowl ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, California, Idyllwild, Suicide Rock
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT California, Idyllwild, Suicide Rock On September 5, Trevor Mathews (21), suffered significant head trauma and remains ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Lost in the Dark, California, Yosemite, Half Dome
LOST IN THE DARK California, Yosemite, Half Dome In late September, Aloysius “Apple” Leap (25) and I (Chris Tomasetti, 23) made our ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled out and Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities, California, Taquitz Rock
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT and INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Tahquitz Rock On October 19, Sean was leading the ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Avalanche, Colorado, Little Bear Peak, Standard Hourglass Route
AVALANCHE Colorado, Little Bear Peak, Standard Hourglass Route On January 10 around 1100, a male (22) and his sister (20) were climbing Little Bear ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall or Slip on Ice, Inadequate Protection, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Squid
FALL OR SLIP ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, The Squid On Sunday March 2, a female climber (32) ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Stranded, Darkness, Inadequate Equipment — No Headlamp, Inadequate Clothing, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Yellow Spur
STRANDED, DARKNESS, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT - NO HEADLAMP, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Yellow Spur Around 2:00 p....
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall or Slip on Rock, Miscommunication, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Wind Tower
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, MISCOMMUNICATION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Wind Tower On May 4, Lon Abbott (45) and Avery McGill (25) ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall or Slip on Rock, Pulled Loose Rock Off — Falling Rock Hit Climbing Partner, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Doub-Griffith
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, PULLED LOOSE ROCK OFF - FALLING ROCK HIT CLIMBING PARTNER Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Protetion Pulled out, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Bastille, Werk Supp
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Bastille, Werk Supp On July 14, Preston Brennan (47), an experienced ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall or Slip on Rock, Climbing Alone, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Bastille, Werk Supp
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Bastille, Werk Supp Michael Hankins (47), an experienced and ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Poor Practice — Hooked Fingers Through Bolt Ring, Colorado, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Rethinking the Ethics
FALL ON ROCK, POOR PRACTICE – HOOKED FINGERS THROUGH BOLT RING Colorado, Red Rock Canyon Open Space, Rethinking the Ethics Rethinking ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Placed No Protection, Exceeding Abilities
On October 8, Kevin (51), an experienced climber, and his wife started the first pitch of Grandmother’s Challenge (5.10c), a two-pitch ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Stoned Oven
FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Stoned Oven On Monday, October 20, Irishman Michael Walsh (30) and ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock — Rappel Error, Inadequate Protection — Old Anchor Webbing Parted, Inadequate Equipment — No Headlamps, Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Emerald City
FALL ON ROCK - RAPPEL ERROR, INADEQUATE PROTECTION- OLD ANCHOR WEBBING PARTED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT - NO HEADLAMPS Kentucky, Red River ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Avalanche, Climbing Alone, Poor Position, New Hampshire, Mount Washingotn, Huntington Ravine, Odell Gully
AVALANCHE, CLIMBING ALONE, POOR POSITION New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine, Odell Gully At 9:20 p.m. on January 18 the USFS ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Snow — Unable to Self-Arrest, Inadequate Equipment — No Headlamps, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine
FALL ON SNOW - UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine On January 25, a party of four was ...
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Accident Reports
2009
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, POOR COMMUNICATION, INADEQUATE MEDICAL TRAINING,California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT - NO HEADLAMPS New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine On January 26, a ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Snow — Loss of Control on Voluntary Glissade, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Lion's Head Winter Route
FALL ON SNOW – LOSS OF CONTROL ON VOLUNTARY GLISSADE New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Lion's Head Winter route On March 3, a ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Avalance, Poor Position, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Huntington Ravine During the afternoon of March 30, two climbers (ages unknown) emerged from ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Failure of Nut
In August, Christopher Townsend (27), an experienced climber from Cambridge, Massachusetts, took a 20-foot fall that left him hanging unconscious on ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Falls on Rock (16), Falling Rock (1), Rappel Error (1), Inadequate Protection (10), Protectin Pulled out (4) Inadequate Belay (3), No Hard Hat (1), New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawnagunks, Various Routes
FALLS ON ROCK (16), FALLING ROCK (1), RAPPEL ERROR (1), INADEQUATE PROTECTION (10), PROTECTION PULLED OUT (4), INADEQUATE BELAY (3), NO HARD HAT (1) New York, Mohonk ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall or Slip on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Fatigue, Darkness, North Carolina, Linville Gorge Wilderness, Shortoff Mountain, Paradise Alley
FALL OR SUP ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE, FATIGUE, DARKNESS North Carolina, Linville Gorge Wilderness, Shortoff Mountain, Paradise Alley ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Slip on Rock — Failure to Test Holds, Cam Pulled out Placed Inadequate Protection, Exceeding Abilities, North Carolina, Jackson County, Grays Ridge
SLIP ON ROCK – FAILURE TO TEST HOLDS, CAM PULLED OUT, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES North Carolina, Jackson County, Gray's ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall or Slip on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Inexperienced, North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock
FALL OR SLIP ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, INEXPERIENCED North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock On May 8, a male climber (31) and his ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Inappropriate Call to 911, North Carolina, Rumbling Bald, Drivin and Cryin
FALL ON ROCK, INAPPROPRIATE CALL TO 911 North Carolina, Rumbling Bald, Drivin and Cryin On May 21, while preparing to climb, an ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fatigue, Fall on Rock, Exceeding Abilities, North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park — Moores Wall, Dolphin Head
FATIGUE, FALL ON ROCK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park – Moores Wall, Dolphin Head On May 25, Chris Hagwood (42) ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Inadequate Protection — Nut Pulled Out, Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, Second Coming
INADEQUATE PROTECTION – NUT PULLED OUT, FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, Second Coming On July 28, ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Snow, Climbing Unroped, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside On July 5, Erik Heerlein (35), a climber from South Carolina, fell approximately 200 ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Falling Rock, Weather, Late Start, Oregon, Mount Hood, Cooper Spur
FALLING ROCK, WEATHER, LATE START Oregon, Mount Hood, Cooper Spur On July 27, Dr. Gary Lee (55), an experienced climber, and his ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Climbing Alone, Exceeding Abilities, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, CLIMBING ALONE, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside On October 19, Chris Biddle (30), a novice ...
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2009
Fall on Ice, Rope Severed on Jagged Rocks, Pensylvania, Toby Creek, Buttermilk Falls
FALL ON ICE, ROPE SEVERED ON JAGGED ROCKS Pennsylvania, Toby Creek, Buttermilk Falls Police in Luzerne County say Luke Wolfgang (...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Climbing Unroped, Pennsylvania, Tohickon Valley Park
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED Pennsylvania, Tohickon Valley Park Joseph McDevitt (26) was in serious condition yesterday after plunging at least 70 ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock — Rappel Error (Uneven Ropes), South Dakota, Needles, Moonlight Ridge
FALL ON ROCK – RAPPEL ERROR (UNEVEN ROPES) South Dakota, Needles, Moonlight Ridge Another climbing legend passed on today. On June 24, ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Utah, Zion National Park, Moonlight Buttress
FALL ON ROCK Utah, Zion National Park, Moonlight Buttress Early on the afternoon of March 24th, a climber (40) who was ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock — Rappel Error, Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon
FALL ON ROCK - RAPPEL ERROR Utah, Big cottonwood Canyon On May 5, a man (22) rappelling in Big Cottonwood Canyon survived ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Protection, Exceed Abilities, No Hard Hat, Utah, Indian Creek, Cat Wall
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, NO HARD HAT Utah, Indian Creek, Cat Wall On May 17, ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay — Unfamiliar with Belay Device, Utah, Maple Canyon, Minimum Crag
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY – UNFAMILIAR WITH BELAY DEVICE Utah, Maple Canyon, Minimum Crag On July 13, Paul R. (47) fell 50 to 60 ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Ascenders Attached Incorrectly — Rope Severed, Utah, Zion National Park, Touchstone Wall
FALL ON ROCK, ASCENDERS ATTACHED INCORRECTLY – ROPE SEVERED Utah, Zion National Park, Touchstone Wall Shortly after 2:00 p.m. on October 17...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall into Crevasse, Washington, Mount Rainier, Enroute to Wilson Headwall
FALL INTO CREVASSE Washington, Mount Rainier, enroute to Wilson Headwall On the morning of May 4th, three climbers left Camp ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Party Separated on Summit — Whiteout, Washington, Mount Rainier
PARTY SEPARATED ON SUMMIT – WHITEOUT Washington, Mount Rainier On May 4th, two climbers left Paradise at 9:00 p.m. with the ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Weather — Stranded, Washington, Mount Rainier
WEATHER - STRANDED Washington, Mount Rainier Two climbers, Mrs. Mariana Burceag and Mr. Daniel Vlad (ages unknown), suffering from hypothermia ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock — Scrambling with Full Pack, Weather and Fall off Log, Stream Crossing, Washington, North Cascads National Park, Inspiration Traverse
FALL ON ROCK – SCRAMBLING WITH FULL PACK, WEATHER and FALL OFF LOG – STREAM CROSSING Washington, North Cascades National Perk, Inspiration ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall from a Snow-Covered Boulder, Washington, North Cascades, National Park, Eldorado Peak
FALL FROM A SNOW-COVERED BOULDER Washington, North Cascades National Park, Eldorado Peak On July 18th, a party of four mountaineers ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Snow , Climbing Alone, Washington, Mount Adams
FALL ON SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE Washington, Mount Adams On October 18, Derek Mamoyac (27) fell as he was descending after reaching Piker’...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock – Protection Pulled Out
In late May, a rock climber was rescued after falling about 40 feet. The 20-year-old man was taken by helicopter to ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, West Virginia, New River Gorge Central Endless Buttress, Kaymoor Slab
STRANDED – UNABLE TO FREE RAPPEL ROPE, WEATHER, HYPOTHERMIA Wyoming, Devil's Tower On the evening of May 23 rd, the park received ...
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Accident Reports
2009
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Wisconsin, Devil's Lake State Park In late May, a rock climber was rescued after ...
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Accident Reports
2009