American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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365 Records

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Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite National Park, Middle Cathedral
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION\ California, Yosemite National Park, Middle Cathedral On May 6, I took a lead fall way bigger ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Rappel Rigging Error — Fall on Rock, Distraction, California, Yosemite Valley, Serenity Crack
RAPPEL RIGGING ERROR – FALL ON ROCK, DISTRACTION California, Yosemite Valley, Serenity Crack On May 7, Brian Ellis (31) and Japhy Dhungana (25), his ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Protection Failure — Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite, El Capitan
PROTECTION FAILURE –FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Yosemite, EI Capitan In May, Jean-Noel “Jano” Crouzat (48), an experienced French guide, ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay Anchor/Lowering Error — Nylon-on-Nylon, California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY ANCHOR/LOWERING ERROR – NYLON-ON-NYLON California, Yosemite Valley, Royal Arches On May 21, Curtis Rappe (24) climbed a ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Self-Belay Error, Mistake With Ascenders, "Summit Fever," California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK, SELF-BELAY ERROR, MISTAKE WITH ASCENDERS, "SUMMIT FEVER" California, Yosemite Valley, EI Capitan In late afternoon on June 3, ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Stranded on Descent — Unable to Ascend Rope, Inadequate Self-Rescue Skills, Communications Problems over Distance, California, Yosemite Valley, Sons of Yesterday
STRANDED ON DESCENT – UNABLE TO ASCEND ROPE, INADEQUATE SELFRESCUE SKILLS, COMMUNICATIONS PROBLEMS OVER DISTANCE California, Yosemite Valley, Sons of Yesterday ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Free-Soloing, California, Yosemite — Tuolumne Meadows, Cathedral Peak
FALL ON ROCK, FREE-SOLOING California, Yosemite – Tuolumne Meadows, Cathedral Peak On the afternoon of July 9th, rangers received a report ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock — Belay Failure (Unsecured Rope, Distraction), No Helmet, California, Yosemite Valley, Five Open Books
FALL ON ROCK – BELAY FAILURE (UNSECURED ROPE, DISTRACTION), NO HELMET California, Yosemite Valley, Five Open Books On August 11, my brothers, ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Falling Rock — Block Came Off, Fall on Rock — Inadequate Protection, Bad Luck/Good Luck, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALLING ROCK - BLOCK CAME OFF, FALL ON ROCK – INADEQUATE PROTECTION, BAD LUCK/GOOD LUCK California, Yosemite Valley, EI Capitan ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock — Misjudged Pendulum, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK - MISJUDGED PENDULUM California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On Sept. 18, Toni Alegre (42) and Jorge Lantero (43) started climbing ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock — Failure to Belay Thumb, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
FALL ON ROCK - FAILURE TO BELAY THUMB California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On Oct 12, Matt Krueger (41) and I, John ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock — Belay Failure (Unsecured Rope, Distraction), California, Yosemite Valley, Churchbowl
FALL ON ROCK - BELAY FAILURE (UNSECURED ROPE, DISTRACTION) California, Yosemite Valley, Churchbowl On Nov. 6, Betsey (20) and I, Mike (19), (pseudonyms) ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Ice, Ice Pillar Fractured
On January 12, MM (34) and KS partnered up to climb a 35-meter pillar of ice known as The Fang (WI5). MM ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Ice, Belay Device Set-Up Incorrectly, Colorado, Ouray Ice Park
FALL ON ICE, BELAY DEVICE SET-UP INCORRECTLY Colorado, Ouray Ice Park According to reports, on February 6, a client topped out ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Stranded, Off Route, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
STRANDED, OFF ROUTE Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On March 4, a male climber (23) and his friend began to rappel the ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Boulder Falls
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Boulder Falls During the afternoon on March 6, a person reported a fallen climber ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Avalanche, Climbing Alone, Colorado, Cimmaron Mountains, Baldy Peak
AVALANCHE, CLIMBING ALONE Colorado, Cimmaron Mountains, Baldy Peak On March 30, Heidi Kloos (41), traveling with her dog, went to climb a ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Happy Hour Crag
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Happy Hour Crag On May 8, I took a 15-foot ground fall ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Pre-existing Condition, Colorado, Boulder Canyon
PRE-EXISTING CONDITION Colorado, Boulder Canyon On May 29, Bill Trull (age unknown) was climbing in a recently developed climbing area across ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Climber Pulled Rock Off, Rock Fall
CUMBER PULLED ROCK OFF, ROCK FALL Colorado, Eldorado Canyon, Wind Tower On June 17 rescuers were called to Eldorado Canyon State ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Simul-Climbing, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FALL ON ROCK, SIMUL-CLIMBING Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On June 26, Bill Wright (45) and Tom Karpeichik (48) attempted to simulclimb 100 pitches ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Rope Severed, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall
FALL ON ROCK, ROPE SEVERED Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall Joe Miller (38) fell to his death on ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Rappel Error — No Back-Up Belay and No Knot on Rope End, Colorado, Boulder Canyon
RAPPEL ERROR - NO BACK-UP BELAY AND NO KNOT ON ROPE END Colorado, Boulder Canyon On July 6, a female (31) fell ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On July 17, my partner Eric Baer (23) and I (William Esposito, 27) ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Rock and Mud Slides, Colorado, Crestone Needle
FALL ON ROCK, ROCK and MUD SLIDES Colorado, Crestone Needle Duane (57) and Linda Buhrmester (56), both experienced climbers, walked in from ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Stranded, Off Route, Party Separated, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, The Diamond
STRANDED, OFF ROUTE, PARTY SEPARATED Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, The Diamond On July 20, Carloyn Davis (27) became stranded ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Rockslide, Colorado, Mount Wilson, El Diente Traverse
FALL ON ROCK, ROCKSLIDE Colorado, Mount Wilson, El Diente Traverse During the morning of July 26, a group of seven climbers ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Rappel Error — Carabiner Gate Not Closed, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Boulderado Crag
RAPPEL ERROR - CARABINER GATE NOT CLOSED, NO HARD HAT Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Boulderado Crag On August 17, Andrew Tysinger (23) was ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Rock Gave Away — Fall on Rock, Colorado, Indian Peaks
ROCK GAVE AWAY - FALL ON ROCK Colorado, Indian Peaks On August 21, Glenn Porzak (64), his son Austin Porzak, and Robert ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On August 21, 2010, Donald Budlong fell from the slippery crux ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock — Loose Rock, Climbing Unroped, Climbing Alone, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, The Diamond
FALL ON ROCK - LOOSE ROCK, CLIMBING UNROPED, CLIMBING ALONE Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, The Diamond, On ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Carabiner Impaled in Arm, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FALL ON ROCK, CARABINER IMPALED IN ARM Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On September 4, Patrick Kadel (age unknown) was climbing ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Stranded, Inadequate Equipment, Climbing Alone, Colorado, Second Flatiron
STRANDED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT, CLIMBING ALONE Colorado, Second Flatiron On September 4, rescuers were dispatched to the Second Flatiron on a report ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Dome Rock
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Dome Rock On the evening of September 9, Brenna ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Stranded, Exceeding Abilities, Inexperience, Inadequate Clohting/Equipment, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, Keiner's Route
STRANDED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, INEXPERIENCE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING/ EQUIPMENT Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak, Keiner's Route On September 2, a party ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Pre-Existing Condition, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Redgarden Wall
FALL ON ROCK, PRE-EXISTING CONDITION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Redgarden Wall On Saturday, September 25 Maria Petzolt (26) dislocated her shoulder ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Ice/Snow, Climbing Unroped, Poor Conditions, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Taylor Glacier
FALL ON ICE/ SNOW, CLIMBING UNROPED, POOR CONDITIONS Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Taylor Glacier On October 16, a party of ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Stuck Rappel Rope, Fall on Rock, Inadequate Equipment — Boots, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Bihedral Wall
STUCK RAPPEL ROPE, FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT - BOOTS Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Bihedral Wall Beth M. Davis (52) fell while ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection — Missed Back-Up Check and Warning, Haste
On November 20, as my friend Chris Pruchnic (42) and I walked early in the morning to our original destination, the Black ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay — Rope Pulls Through Belay Device, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY - ROPE PULLS THROUGH BELAY DEVICE Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On December 14, a female ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Stranded, Poor Rappel Technique, Colorado, Flatirons
STRANDED, POOR RAPPEL TECHNIQUE Colorado, Flatirons During the morning of On December 28, Kevin Mines (53) and his son (16) started climbing the ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled, Georgia, Tallulah Gorge State Park
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED Georgia, Tallulah Gorge State Park Joshua Robertson (20), an avid rock climber, died of injuries from ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Inadequate Belay, Fall on Rock, Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Parking Lot Rock
INADEQUATE BELAY, FALL ON ROCK Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Parking Lot Rock On August 19 Jeff Everett (49) was lowered ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Inadequate Belay, Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Twist and Crawl
INADEQUATE BELAY, FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT Idaho, City of Rocks National Reserve, Twist and Crawl Twist and Crawl ...
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Accident Reports
2011
No Experience — Solo Climbing, Inadequate Equipment Fall on Rock, Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Beachcomber
NO EXPERIENCE - SOLO CLIMBING, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT FALL ON ROCK Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Beachcomber On February 13, Shaun Wilhoite (28) was ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Kentucky, Red River Gorge
FALL ON ROCK Kentucky, Red River Gorge On April 17 M. Tucker was climbing above bolt three when he fell approximately 30...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Rope Severed by Carabiner, Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Midnight Surf Wall
FALL ON ROCK, ROPE SEVERED BY CARABINER Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Midnight Surf Wall In early September, an experienced climber (...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Kentucky, Red River Gorge
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT Kentucky, Red River Gorge As is usually the case, Breakfast Burrito (5.10d) had a ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Distraction
A large group was gathered at Military Wall on September 12 playing music, possibly loud enough to make communication between climber ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Falling Rock, Poor Position, Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Muir Valley
FALLING ROCK, POOR POSITION Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Muir Valley On October 19, a climber (age unknown) lounging on a boulder ...
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Accident Reports
2011