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Ice Climbing Accident - Stony Clove

New postPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:32 am
by mike
We have just received preliminary information about an ice climbing accident yesterday, January 5, 2011 in Stony Clove on Rt 214 in Greene County. The information we have is that a female fell 60 feet while climbing on Wednesday afternoon. She sustained injuries to her legs and arms. The status of her condition this morning is unknown at this time.

This area is known for it's East Craig, which is a Level 3 ice climbing route. It does require a long walk in to get to the climbing area. Cars often line up and down Rt 214 to climb in this popular region.

More information to come.

Re: Ice Climbing Accident - Stony Clove

New postPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 5:53 pm
by dave
She also had injuries to her hip. Four fire departments were called to help in the rescue.

Re: Ice Climbing Accident - Stony Clove

New postPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:40 pm
by mtnclimber
On Monday the ice climbing site warned ice climber to be aware of the warm weather. More specifically, some climbers were warning that the ice was delaminating in Stony Clove and it was not safe. They believed that it needed another week of cold weather to rebond to the rock. I don't know if this is the reason why she fell. It is an unfortunate accident, but she is alive. Hope she recovers fully soon.

Re: Ice Climbing Accident - Stony Clove

New postPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:28 pm
by UpstateNYStateofMind
Hey! I realize that this post is a little old, but I read what happened and flipped out. That poor woman! I can't imagine how awful and scary it must have been to experience something like that. Sking and climbing accidents are things that really do scare me. Any other information? Has the woman recovered or is she recovering?

Re: Ice Climbing Accident - Stony Clove

New postPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:28 pm
by mike
Generally when people survive it is hard to get information about their condition because of privacy laws. We all hope that she is recovering well and will recover soon.