American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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365 Records

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Fall on Rock, Simul-Climbing
On June 26, Bill Wright (45) and Tom Karpeichik (48) attempted to simulclimb 100 pitches in Eldorado Canyon (Eldo) in a day . At about 7:30 ...
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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
Fall on Rock, Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Roadside Crag
FALL ON ROCK Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Roadside Crag On November 20, a climber (age unknown) on Ro Shampo (5.12a) “smashed” ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Snow, Faulty Use of Crampons, Unable to Self-Arrest, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Lion Head
FALL ON SNOW, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Lion Head On March 6, a hiker ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Ice, Protection Pulled Out, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Pinnacle Gully
FALL ON ICE, PROTECTION PULLED OUT New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Pinnacle Gully On March 20, a group of three climbers fell ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, New York, Adirondacks, Upper Washbowl Cliff
FALL ON ROCK New York, Adirondacks, Upper Washbowl Cliff On August 16, Dennis Murphy (35) had reached the top of a climbing ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Exceeding Abilities, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks On the morning of October 17, I (Lisa ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Falls on Rock (17), Protection Pulled Out (7), Inadequate Protection (4), Belay Errors (4), Rappel Error, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
FALLS ON ROCK (17), PROTECTION PULLED OUT (7), INADEQUATE PROTECTION (4), BELAY ERRORS (4), RAPPEL ERROR New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks Twenty reports were ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Placed Inadequate Protectcion, North Carolina, Stone Mountain State Park
FALL ON ROCK, PLACED INADEQUATE PROTECTION North Carolina, Stone Mountain State Park On February 27, my two partners and I were ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Ice Collapsed, Fall on Ice, Climbing Alone and Unroped, North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway, Doughton Park
ICE COLLAPSED, FALL ON ICE, CLIMBING ALONE AND UNROPED North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway, Doughton Park The body of Ralph ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Poorly Constructed Anchor, North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park, Moore's Wall
FALL ON ROCK, POORLY CONSTRUCTED ANCHOR North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park, Moore's Wall On May 2, Drew Witt (28) and I, ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Rappel Failure/Error, Inadequate Equipment, North Carolina, Paint Rock
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL FAILURE/ERROR, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT North Carolina, Paint Rock Paint rock (also known as Graffiti Rock), a ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Off-Route, North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shiprock
FALL ON ROCK, OFF-ROUTE North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shiprock The three of us had been climbing since late morning ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Rope Pulls Through Belay Device, North Carolina, Hawksbill Mountain, Linville Gorge Wilderness
FALL ON ROCK, ROPE PULLS THROUGH BELAY DEVICE North Carolina, Hawksbill Mountain, Linville Gorge Wilderness On September 20, AG (26) and AA (30) ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Arm Lacerated by Carabiner, North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park
FALL ON ROCK, ARM LACERATED BY CARABINER North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park On September 25, Bennet Harris (30) and Tom Drewes (34) ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Stranded, Rope Stuck, North Carolina, The Amphitheater, Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
STRANDED, ROPE STUCK North Carolina, The Amphitheater, Linville Gorge Wilderness Area Two climbers with limited experience on moderate trad routes ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Snow/Ice, Ski Mountaineering, Oregon, Mount Hood
FALL ON SNOW/ICE, SKI MOUNTAINEERING Oregon, Mount Hood On June 15, while ski traversing the Coe glacier at about the 9500...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock and Snow, Inexperience, Inadequate Equipment and Clothing, Climbing Alone, Oregon, Mount Thielsen
FALL ON ROCK AND SNOW, INEXPERIENCE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING, CLIMBING ALONE Oregon, Mount Thielsen On June 25, Tristan Massie (40), visiting ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside While descending the Mazama Chute variation of the Southside route ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Cold Fingers, Oregon, French's Dome
FALL ON ROCK, COLD FINGERS Oregon, French's Dome On September 4, Joe Leineweber (29) was leading a 5.8 to 5.9 bolted route on French’...
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Accident Reports
2011
Belayer Error — Leader Pulled Off, Fall on Rock Climb
On August 10, two experienced climbers climbing together for the first time met at the mouth of American Fork Canyon at ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Belay and Tie-In Error, Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Dogwood Crag
BELAY AND TIE-IN ERROR, FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT Utah, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Dogwood Crag On September 26, University of ...
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Accident Reports
2011