American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire

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  • Publication Year: 1962

Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park, Symmetry Spire. On August 2, Barbara Tihen (23), Frank Gutmann, and Jerry Halpern were just completing an ascent of Symmetry Spire when Miss Tihen slipped on a rock causing her to fall about 2 ft. She fractured her left tibia and chipped another bone in the ankle. The other two members of the climbing party were able to assist Miss Tihen down without additional aid.

Source: Leon R. Sinclair, Park Ranger.

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