Woman Dies After Gunks Fall

Posted on: May 1, 2012


Stephanie Prezant, 22, died on Sunday of internal bleeding after falling from Easy Keyhole at the Trapps. Prezant was, reportedly, being lowered when the anchor she was top roping from failed. She was conscious on the ground but witnesses reported her condition to be "fading."

It is currently unclear what caused the anchor failure but initial reports indicate that the anchor involved either webbing, or a series of slings, girth-hitched around a tree. Some or all of this system was found on the ground near Prezant.

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Sources: Climberism.com, Gunks.com, North Jersey.com

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