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Zion: Moonlight Buttress self-belay failure

Discussion in 'Accidents and Near Misses' started by ratagonia, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. ratagonia

    ratagonia

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    http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web16a/newswire-remembering-eric-klimt

    On March 9, climber Eric Michael Klimt, 36, fell to his death from near the top of Moonlight Buttress in Zion National Park.

    For the past several years, Klimt, originally from Baltimore, Maryland, had been practicing the free moves on Moonlight Buttress (5.9 C1, 1,200', Lowe-Weiss, 1971; FFA 5.12+, Croft-Woodward, 1992). On the morning of March 9 he rappelled on a single line onto the route's top pitches to work on free moves and gear placements. Sometime later something went wrong.
  2. Kuenn

    Kuenn

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    "Get outside. It's where the good stuff is happening."
    Really like his maxim!
    RIP
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