B U L L E T I N…B U L L E T I N…B U L L E T I N Fatality on El Cap

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One person died, another was injured when a rockfall occurred at El Captain. It happened this afternoon.  If you’re kinda familiar with El Cap…the rocks fell near the Horsetail fall area.   Specifically, the “Waterfall Route.”
this is on the East Buttress. This is the area where Horsetail Fall flows in winter and spring conditions.   Early reports say the broken slab was about 100 sq ft .  Over 30 climbers are somewhere on the rock face.  The white area shown is where it detached. 
No other details.
climbing

Approximate path of Waterfall Route

El Capitan at Yosemite

El Capitan at Yosemite

Carpe Diem!
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Condolences to the friends and families.” 
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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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