Sean Hennelly remembered

By Angela Marcinik Sean Hennelly, a Prescott College sophomore studying Adventure Education and Wilderness Leadership, passed away January 17 after a rock climbing accident at the Granite Dells in Prescott, AZ. Sean was born on October 4, 1984 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 27 years old. On a sunny afternoon at the Crossroads … Continue reading

Safety measures missing at Granite Mountain

By Daniel Roca Columnist This past winter, the critical injury of Granite Mountain climber Elise Anderson highlighted the absence of safety measures for rock-climbing in Prescott. What if the rope had not caught Anderson, and she had taken a 35-foot fall onto a knife-blade edge? What kind of rescue measures would we have in place … Continue reading

Climber takes 35-foot fall; crushed by boulder

By Daniel Roca Staff Writer Inches from the ground, body dangling, her left leg limp to the side, spasming and contracting in fits against the broken femur, 21-year-old Elise Anderson just fell nearly 35 feet off a climb on Granite Mountain, pummeled by the boulder that was supposed to protect her. These few seconds transformed … Continue reading