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University of Iowa climbing wall re-opening after accident


The climbing wall at the University of Iowa Campus Recreation and Wellness Center is re-opening on Tuesday.

The climbing wall has been closed since November 8 when Spencer Bean, a UI student and experienced climber, fell approximately 30-feet.

While an investigation into the accident gave no definitive cause of the accident, University of Iowa officials say it has been determined that the wall itself did not contribute to the accident.

They also say the Bean and his belayer, also a UI student and experienced climber, were not using any other university equipment when the accident happened.

To review a redacted version of the report, which excludes the names of students as required by federal privacy law, click here

You can also see policy and procedure recommendations regarding the bouldering and climbing walls developed by Risk Management, who worked with the UI General Counsel's Office and Recreational Services, by clicking here.

You can see Jason Epner's January 16 interview with Spencer Bean by clicking here.

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