American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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367 Records

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Stranded — Rope Stuck, Poor Communication — Wind, Inexperience
After an hour of getting nowhere, Peter called the NPS for help. The ranger taking the call asked if Peter ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Off Route, Fall on Rock — Protection Pulled When Weighted, Inadequate Protection, Complacency
On May 31, Maeve Devlin (19) and I, John-Mark Toth (22), hiked up to the classic Snake Dike route. From the base of ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Protection Came Off
Although I had climbed several walls in Zion, I had never climbed El Capitan; in fact, I had never even ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Stranded, Fatigue, Inadequate Water, Inexperience
On July 3, Cindy Lu (32) and I, Leo Wu (35), climbed Royal Arches. Despite it being our first really long climb, it ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Complacency
On August 12th, my long time climbing partner (27) and I, Bud Miller (27), set off to climb the 1000-foot North Face ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Off Route, Party Separated — Climbing Alone, Inadequate Clothing, Exceeding Abilities, California, Kings Canyon National Park, Thunderbolt Peak
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE, PARTY SEPARATED - CLIMBING ALONE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING, EXCEEDING ABILITIES California, Kings Canyon National Park, Thunderbolt ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock — Rappel/Lowering Error, Poor Communication, Haste
On September 12, Jody (27) and Karen (24) spent the day climbing in Tuolumne Meadows with friends Dan and Sanjay. In the afternoon ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Falling Rock — Pulled Flake Off, Fall on Rock, Off-Route, Haste, California, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome
FALLING ROCK - PULLED FLAKE OFF, FALL ON ROCK, OFF-ROUTE, HASTE California, Yosemite Valley, Half Dome Early in the morning ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Protection Pulled When Weighted — Fall on Rock, California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan
PROTECTION PULLED WHEN WEIGHTED - FALL ON ROCK California, Yosemite Valley, El Capitan On September 26, Michael Schmoelzer (52) and Ritchie Edelsbacher (44), ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, California, Yosemite Valley, Washington Column
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION California, Yosemite Valley, Washington Column On September 27, Taylor Sincich (23) and I, Tommy Bairstow (24), set out ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Various Falls on Snow — Causes Included Off Route, Separated from Group, Inadequate Footwear (Sneakers), Ice Axes on Packs, Falling Rock, and One HAPE Fatality, California, Mount Shaste, Avalanceh Gulch
VARIOUS FALLS ON SNOW - CAUSES INCLUDED OFF ROUTE, SEPARATED FROM GROUP, INADEQUATE FOOTWEAR (SNEAKERS), ICE AXES ON PACKS, FALLING ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Dislodged Rock — Falling Rock
I was belaying my partner on January 16. We were climbing a new route not in the guidebook when he kicked ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Avalanche, No Belay Anchor
During the mid-morning of January 17, while two climbers were top roping The Shroud ice climb (WI3-4), an avalanche from ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Snow, Unable to Self-Arrest, Failure to Turn Back, Exceeding Abilities, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Meeker
FALL ON SNOW, UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, FAILURE TO TURN BACK, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Mount Meeker On ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Falling Rock, Failure to Test Hold, Seated Belayer, Colorado, Shelf Road
FALLING ROCK, FAILURE TO TEST HOLD, SEATED BELAYER Colorado, Shelf Road Despite the rain and a recent shoulder dislocation, Joe (32) ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock — Poor Communication
On Tuesday May 17, American Alpine Club (AAC) Executive Director Phil Powers (50) took four of his employees—Keegan Young, Penn ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Rockfall, Colorado, Poudre Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, ROCKFALL Colorado, Poudre Canyon Late in the day on May 23 a female climber (31) was injured when she ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, No Hard Hat
Reid Pletcher (22), and I (Mali Noyes) were climbing together on May 26. This was going to be our last climb of ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock — Incomplete Tie-In Knot, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FALL ON ROCK - INCOMPLETE TIE-IN KNOT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On May 28, Colin Gregg (34) was top-roping the first ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Failure to Follow Route, Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW ROUTE Colorado, Clear Creek Canyon Andy (28) and his partner Tamie (28) were climbing at Canal ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock — Poor Communication, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, The Bastille
FALL ON ROCK - POOR COMMUNICATION Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, The Bastille On July 9, Darrell Kangiser (25) lead the first ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Darkness, Colorado, El Diente Peak
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE, DARKNESS Colorado, El Diente Peak Joe Yearm (28) was descending El Diente Peak (14,159 feet) in the ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Slip on Steep Snow, Climbing Alone, Climbing Unroped, Inadequate Equipment/Clothing, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
SLIP ON STEEP SNOW, CLIMBING ALONE, CLIMBING UNROPED, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP), Longs Peak On ...
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2012
Fall on Rock, Ledge Breaks Beneath Climber's Feet, Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak
FALL ON ROCK, LEDGE BREAKS BENEATH CLIMBER’S FEET Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park, Longs Peak On Sunday August 28, Keith ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Stranded — Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
STRANDED - INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On September 3,, a male (29) and female (30) climbed The Yellow Spur (5.9/5.10) on ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Unable to Communicate with Partner, Colorado, Buena Vista Crags
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH PARTNER Colorado, Buena Vista Crags On September 26, I was approximately 18 feet ...
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2012
Stranded, Unfamiliar with Descent, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
STRANDED, UNFAMILIAR WITH DESCENT Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park On October 15, rescuers were notified that two overdue climbers, Nicholas Kainrath (22) ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Stranded, Darkness, Poor Planning, Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Castle Rock
STRANDED, DARKNESS, POOR PLANNING Colorado, Boulder Canyon, Castle Rock On October 24, Gary Hansen (54) and his daughter Kate (17) became stranded on ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Stranded, Climbing Alone, Free Solo Climbing, Off Route, Inadequate Equipment, Colorado, First Flatiron
STRANDED, CLIMBING ALONE, FREE SOLO CLIMBING, OFF ROUTE, INADEQUATE EQUIPMENT Colorado, First Flatiron Late in the afternoon on December 10 Xavier ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Rappel Error — No Knot on Roped End, No Hard Hat, Inexperience, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL ERROR - NO KNOT ON ROPE END, NO HARD HAT, INEXPERIENCE Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Belayer Takes Hand Off Rope, Kentucky, Red River Gorge
FALL ON ROCK, BELAYER TAKES HAND OFF ROPE Kentucky, Red River Gorge On Friday, March 4, I (name and age not ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Poor Communication, Inadequate Belay — Distracted, Kentucky, Red River Gorge
FALL ON ROCK, POOR COMMUNICATION, INADEQUATE BELAY - DISTRACTED Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Muir Valley On March 21,I took a ...
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2012
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Protection, Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Muir Valley
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE PROTECTION Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Muir Valley On April 22, a male climber (40) was ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Inexperience, Failed to Thread Rope Through Anchors, Kentucky, Red River Gorge
FALL ON ROCK, INEXPERIENCE, FAILED TO THREAD ROPE THROUGH ANCHORS Kentucky, Red River Gorge, Muir Valley A male climber (31) fell ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock — Rappel Error, Uneven Ropes, No Knot on Rope End, Distraction
On July 16, a male climber (22) fell as he descended from the top anchors on the sport route Plate Tectonics (5.9). After ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out — Poorly Placed, Exceeding Abilities, No Hard Hat, Kentucky, Red River Gorge
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT - POORLY PLACED, EXCEEDING ABILITIES, NO HARD HAT Kentucky, Red River Gorge On October 22, ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Climbing Alone, Failure to Maintain Control of Rope, Unfamiliar with Device, No Back-Up, Fatigue, Nevada, Red Rock Canyon NCA, Tunnel Vision
FALL ON ROCK, CLIMBING ALONE, FAILURE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF ROPE, UNFAMILIAR WITH DEVICE, NO BACK-UP, FATIGUE Nevada, Red Rock ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Protection, Nevada, Red Rock Canyon NCA, Pine Creek Canyon
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQAUTE PROTECTION Nevada, Red Rock Canyon NCA, Pine Creek Canyon On March 12, around 1:00 p.m., there was ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Miscommunication, Nevada, Red Rock Canyon NCA, The Gallery
FALL ON ROCK, MISCOMMUNICATION Nevada, Red Rock Canyon NCA, The Gallery In late November, this incident arose from belayer error ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Stranded, Nevada, Red Rock Canyon NCA, Black Velvet Canyon — Dream of Wild Turkeys
STRANDED Nevada, Red Rock Canyon NCA, Black Velvet Canyon - Dream of Wild Turkeys On November 26, two females became stuck ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Avalanche — Triggered by Climber, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Pinnacle Gully
AVALANCHE - TRIGGERED BY CLIMBER New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Pinnacle Gully On March 10 shortly after 10:30 a.m., a solo ice ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Snow — Unable to Self-Arrest, Faulty Use of Crampons, New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Lions Head
FALL ON SNOW - UNABLE TO SELF-ARREST, FAULTY USE OF CRAMPONS New Hampshire, Mount Washington, Lion Head On April 4, one ...
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2012
Fall on Rock, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Recompense
FALL ON ROCK New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, Recompense On June 18, Mark Gallagher (48) was climbing Recompense when he fell, hit a ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock — Ascender Threaded Incorrectly, Dehydration, New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, The Prow
FALL ON ROCK - ASCENDER THREADED INCORRECTLY, DEHYDRATION New Hampshire, Cathedral Ledge, The Prow On August 8, a climber (40s) from ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Rappel Error — Uneven Ropes, Fall on Rock, New York, Shawangunks
RAPPEL ERROR – UNEVEN ROPES, FALL ON ROCK New York, Shawangunks On May 21,I met my friend Dana B. in the ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Falls on Rock (7), Protection Pulled Out (2), Inadequate Protection, Rappel Errors (2), Belay Error, New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks
FALLS ON ROCK (7), PROTECTION PULLED OUT (2), INADEQUATE PROTECTION, RAPPEL ERRORS (2), BELAY ERROR New York, Mohonk Preserve, Shawangunks Seven reports were ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park
FALL ON ROCK – FALL ON ROCK North Carolina, Pilot Mountain State Park On February 13, several others and I witnessed a ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Inadequate Belay, Rope Pulls Through Belay Device, No Helmet, North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE BELAY, ROPE PULLS THROUGH BELAY DEVICE, NO HELMET North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock On March 23 around 1:50 ...
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2012
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Climbing Alone, North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, Invisible Airways
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, CLIMBING ALONE North Carolina, Looking Glass Rock, Invisible Airways On the morning of April 12, ...
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2012
Fall on Rock, Rappel Error, North Carolina, Rumbling Bald, Cereal Buttress
FALL ON ROCK, RAPPEL ERROR North Carolina, Rumbling Bald, Cereal Buttress It was July 2, 10:30 a.m. I had met Joshua ...
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Accident Reports
2012