American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

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367 Records

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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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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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Accident Reports
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Accident Reports
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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Accident Reports
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
Fall on Rock, Off Route, North Carolina, Stone Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, OFF ROUTE North Carolina, Stone Mountain On October 21, we approached the base of Stone Mountain to climb ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, No Hard Hat, North Carolina, Crowder's Mountain State Park, Opinionated
FALL ON ROCK, NO HARD HAT North Carolina, Crowder’s Mountain State Park, Opinionated On November 23, a male climber (23) fell ...
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2012
Stranded, Rappel Error — Rope Too Short, North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park, Moore's Wall
STRANDED, RAPPEL ERROR – ROPE TOO SHORT North Carolina, Hanging Rock State Park, Moore's Wall On November 5, a male climber (28) with ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock — No Knot on End of Rope, North Carolina, Rumbling Bald
FALL ON ROCK – NO KNOT ON END OF ROPE North Carolina, Rumbling Bald On December 18, my climbing partner, Adam (33), and ...
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2012
Fall on Rock, Inadquate Protection, No Hard Hat, Oregon, Rocky Butte
FALL ON ROCK, INADEQUATE PROTECTION, NO HARD HAT Oregon, Rocky Butte On May 14, while leading a fifth class route, Christian ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Snow — Falling Ice Sheet Knocked Climber Off, Climbing Unroped, Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside
FALL ON SNOW – FALLING ICE SHEET KNOCKED CLIMBER OFF, CLIMBING UNROPED Oregon, Mount Hood, Southside On June 9, Meredith Jacques (30) was ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock — Rappel Error, Oregon, Beacon Rock State Park
FALL ON ROCK – RAPPEL ERROR Oregon, Beacon Rock State Park On July 24, Nathan Turner (30) was on the second rappel of ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock — Hiking Turns into Climbing Terrain, Inexperience, Oregon, North Sister
FALL ON ROCK – HIKING TURNS INTO CLIMBING TERRAIN, INEXPERIENCE Oregon, North Sister On September 24, Brian C. Jones (37) slipped on the 35...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Protection Pulled Out, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Oregon, Marsupial Crags
FALL ON ROCK, PROTECTION PULLED OUT, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT Oregon, Marsupial Crags On November 14, Aaron Seemen (32) was climbing a 5.7, ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Nut/Cam Pulled Out, Exceeding Abilities, Tennessee, Sunset Rock, Chikamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
FALL ON ROCK, NUT/CAM PULLED OUT, EXCEEDING ABILITIES Tennessee, Sunset Rock, Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park The park ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock — Poor Communication, Texas, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
FALL ON ROCK – POOR COMMUNICATION Texas, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area On Saturday, April 16, several groups of climbers were climbing ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Snakebite
JB (44) was bitten by a Copperhead snake on May 27 at the Bird’s Nest area of Great Falls Park. I (...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Poor Communication, Virginia, Shenandoah National Park, Old Rag Mountain
FALL ON ROCK, POOR COMMUNICATION Virginia, Shenandoah National Park, Old Rag Mountain Late on Sunday afternoon June 5, Old Rag Mountain ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Rock, Anchor Failure — Unfinished Knot, Virginia, Blue Ridge Parkway, Ravens Roost
FALL ON ROCK, ANCHOR FAILURE – UNFINISHED KNOT Virginia, Blue Ridge Parkway, Ravens Roost, During the mid-afternoon on June 15, Jonathan Sullivan (20) ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall into Cravasse, Climbing Unroped, Unafmiliar with Route, Party Separated, Inexperience, Washington, Mount Rainier, Fuerer Finger
On the morning of May 10, four climbers (ages 23–34) left their camp on the Wilson Glacier at approximately 02:45 to climb ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Exhaustion — Possible AMS or HACE, Fall on Ice/Snow, Weather, Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge
EXHAUSTION – POSSIBLE AMS OR HACE, FALL ON ICE/SNOW, WEATHER Washington, Mount Rainier, Liberty Ridge On June 12, Rob Plankers (50), Brad ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Loss of Control on Glissade — Fall into Crevasse/Moat, Poor Visibility, Misperception, No Hard Hat, Washington, Mount Baker
LOSS OF CONTROL ON GLISSADE – FALL INTO CREVASSE/MOAT, POOR VISIBILITY, MISPERCEPTION, NO HARD HAT Washington, Mount Baker On July 2, ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Loss of Control on Glissade — Fall into Crevasse/Moat, Inexperience, Washington, North Cascades, Aasgard Pass
LOSS OF CONTROL ON GLISSADE – FALL INTO CREVASSE/MOAT, INEXPERIENCE Washington, North Cascades, Aasgard Pass On July 3 about 0:30 a.m., ...
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Accident Reports
2012
Illness and Frostbite (Two Incidents), Washington, Mount Rainier
ILLNESS AND FROSTBITE (TWO INCIDENTS) Washington, Mount Rainier While on a summit climb on the morning of July 13 about 9:00 a....
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Accident Reports
2012
Fall on Snow — Loss of Control on Voluntary Glissade, Inadequate Clothing and Equipment, Washington, Mount Rainier, Near Camp Muir
FALL ON SNOW – LOSS OF CONTROL ON VOLUNTARY GLISSADE, INADEQUATE CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT Washington, Mount Rainier, Near Camp Muir On ...
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Accident Reports
2012