A Rock and a Hard Place Characters

Aron Ralston
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Aron Ralston

Aron Ralston is the primary character of A Rock and a Hard Place, which is his story. He is young, intelligent, and hardworking. He graduated at the top of his class, earning a B.S. in chemical engineering and double-majoring in French. He minored in piano performance.

Adventurous, determined, and resourceful, Ralston became interested in climbing and rafting soon after moving to Colorado and considers himself a transplanted native. He was attempting his dream of being the first person to solo climb the fourteeners in Colorado during winter before his accident, and he continues that effort today.

The Ralston Family

As a character, the Ralston family emerges as a collective whole. Not much is revealed about Larry Ralston, the father, except that he is out of town on business when he learns that his son is missing. What little indications are provided, Larry appears to be a...

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