Incident:Broken Leg in Frye Creek Canyon (S 2022/04/24

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Incident:Broken Leg in Frye Creek Canyon (S 2022/04/24
Date 2022/04/24
Location Frye Creek Canyon (S
Severity Injury
Canyoneering-related Yes
SAR involvement No
Navigation problem No
Environmental problem No
Communication problem No
Planning problem No
Skills problem No
Body movement problem Yes
Rigging problem No
Rappel problem No
Insufficient gear No
Gear failure No


Experienced canyoneer used fixed handline in middle section as a "controlled slide". He stopped at the end of the rope, then continued to slide the rest of the way. His foot got caught on an un-seen edge twisting it. He was able to continue on, painfully finishing the canyon with the help of his friend. It was later found that his fibula was broken, just above his ankle.