Climbing accident – Possible fatality on Yosemite’s Cathedral Peak

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Yosemite’s Cathedral peak

Cathedral Peak is visible from many vantage points in Yosemite. It’s about 10,000 ft elevation and gnarly. It rises about 1,000 ft. John Muir, got to the top on Sep 7, 1869.
 
On August 29, a woman was reported climbing the Southeast buttress when a block of granite from higher on the route came off and hit her.
 
Upon emergency notification, YOSAR sent a helicopter. It’s reported she was conscious, but became unresponsive. Other climbers did CPR prior to evacuation.
 
Nothing known beyond that.
Carpe Diem!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Long you live and high you fly  and smiles you’ll give and tears you’ll cry. And all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.” – Pink Floyd
Read “One Best Hike: Yosemite’s Half Dome

About Mr Half Dome - Rick Deutsch

Mr Half Dome. Has written the only half dome hiking guide, One Best Hike: Yosemite's Half Dome. Has hiked it 31 times to day. Lives in San Jose, CA Available for presentations. Carpe Diem Experience, LLC
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