Incident:Broken leg in Frye Creek Canyon (S'mores) 2022/04/24

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Incident:Broken leg in Frye Creek Canyon (S'mores) 2022/04/24
Date 2022/04/24
Location Frye Creek Canyon (S'mores)
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


At the first long, low-angle tiered waterfall in the lower section, a canyoneer reached the end of the fixed handline and tried sliding the last 15 ft into the pool below. His foot caught on a ledge and he broke his fibula. With his partner's support he was able to complete the remainder of the canyon.

The fixed handline has since been removed from this location and replaced with a single bolt on canyon left.