American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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365 Records

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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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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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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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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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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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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
Slip on Rock, Rappel Error — Poor Technique, Inadequate Instruction and Supervision, Virginia, Hidden Rocks
SLIP ON ROCK, RAPPEL ERROR - POOR TECHNIQUE, INADEQUATE INSTRUCTION AND SUPERVISION Virginia, Hidden Rocks On September 11, guides were managing ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Snow – Cornice Collapse
On February 15, Joseph Bohlig (52) from Kelso fell into the crater at about 1:00 p.m. A veteran climber on his 69th ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall into Cravasse, Weather — Whiteout Conditions and High Winds, Off Route, Inexperience, Washington, Mount Rainier, Camp Muir
FALL INTO CREVASSE, WEATHER - WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND HIGH WINDS, OFF ROUTE, INEXPERIENCE Washington, Mount Rainier, Camp Muir On April 27, ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Severe Weather — Frostbite, Hypothermia, Communication Problems, Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Glacier
SEVERE WEATHER - FROSTBITE, HYPOTHERMIA, COMMUNICATION PROBLEMS Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Glacier On the evening of May 20, a report came ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Avalanche, Poor Position, Ignored Obvious Potential for Avalanche, Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Direct
AVALANCHE, POOR POSITION, IGNORED OBVIOUS POTENTIAL FOR AVALANCHE Washington, Mount Rainier, Ingraham Direct On the morning of June 5th at 0445, ...
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2011
HAPE and HACE, Washington, Mount Rainier, Camp Muir
HAPE AND HACE Washington, Mount Rainier, Camp Muir On June 23 at 1745, rangers at Camp Muir were alerted of a climber (...
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Accident Reports
2011
Climber Unties from Team — Disappears During Severe Weather, Inexperienced Climbing Partners, Washington, Mount Rainier, Gibraltar Ledges
CLIMBER UNTIES FROM TEAM - DISAPPEARS DURING SEVERE WEATHER, INEXPERIENCED CLIMBING PARTNERS Washington, Mount Rainier, Gibraltar Ledges On the morning ...
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2011
HAPE — Exacerbated by Pre-Existing Chest Cold, Washington, Mount Rainier, Emmons Route
HAPE–EXACERBATED BY PRE-EXISTING CHEST COLD Washington, Mount Rainier, Emmons Route On July 11 at 0930, Mount Rainier National Park received a ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Snow — Unable to Self-Arrest, Fall into Crevasse, Washington, Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier
FALL ON SNOW - UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, FALL INTO CREVASSE Washington, Mount Rainier, Emmons Glacier On July 27, a climbing party ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Snow, Washington, Mount Rainier, Disappointment Cleaver
FALL ON SNOW Washington, Mount Rainier, Disappointment Cleaver On July 30 at 1130, Rangers received a 911 call from an independent climbing party ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Rock Foothold Came Loose — Fall on Rock, Washington, North Cascades, Vesper Peak
ROCK FOOTHOLD CAME LOOSE – FALL ON ROCK Washington, North Cascades, Vesper Peak (The following account is edited from a narrative ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Ice, Inadequate Protection — Tool Placement, Washington, Banks Lake, Brush Bash
FALL ON ICE, INADEQUATE PROTECTION – TOOL PLACEMENT Washington, Banks Lake, Brush Bash On 30 December, RM (23), while leading Brush Bash, WI 4, (...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Rock, Equipment Failure Due to Mis-use, West Virginia, New River Gorge, Kaymoor
FALL ON ROCK, EQUIPMENT FAILURE DUE TO MIS-USE West Virginia, New River Gorge, Kaymoor On June 12 Karen Feher (33) and her ...
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2011
Avalanche, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, South Teton
AVALANCHE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, South Teton On February 22 at 1120, Wray Landon (31) was caught in an avalanche and carried ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Ice Column Collapse — Fall on Ice, Late Season, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
ICE COLUMN COLLAPSE - FALL ON ICE, LATE SEASON Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone On May 25, ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Dislodged Rock — Fall on Rock, Fatigue, Wyoming, Grand Teton, Black Dike
DISLODGED ROCK – FALL ON ROCK, FATIGUE Wyoming, Grand Teton, Black Dike On July 17 around 1200, Paul Iman (23) contacted Rangers G.R. ...
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Accident Reports
2011
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Inexperience, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Paintrush Divide
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Paintbrush Divide On July 18, at about 1350, Stewart Laing (47) ...
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2011
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Off Route, No Climbing Experience, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Garnet Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE, OFF ROUTE, NO CLIMBING EXPERIENCE Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Garnet Canyon On July 20, Jillian ...
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2011
Lightning — Ignored Cloud Build Up, Poor Position, Fall on Rock, Unknown Rappel Error — Exacerbated by Cold Hands and Inexperience, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Teton
LIGHTNING – IGNORED CLOUD BUILD UP, POOR POSITION, FALL ON ROCK, UNKNOWN RAPPEL ERROR – EXACERBATED BY COLD HANDS AND INEXPERIENCE Wyoming, ...
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2011
Slip on Rock — Boulder Field, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Garnet Canyon Boulder Field
SLIP ON ROCK – BOULDER FIELD Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Garnet Canyon Boulder Field On July 22, in the early afternoon, ...
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Accident Reports
2011