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Jul 12, 2014
I was hiking around Humber park this morning and heard a bunch of sirens and saw numerous rescue vehicles, a helicopter flew over an hour or so later. I'm can't say for sure if it was related but we heard what sounded like rockfall a short time before the rescue vehicles arrived coming from the direction of lily rock (best I could tell). This is on the local TV station site:

kesq.com/news/hiker-found-dead...

The article says hiker but one of the rescue workers told me it was a climber they were rescuing.

Anybody know what happened?
Brian Allen
From Palm Desert
Joined Apr 6, 2010
12 points
Jul 12, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Eagle, Colorado
Major rock fall. Climbers were on Sahara terror. Not a good day. One fatality. That being said, it could have been a lot worse. From pitch 5 of whodunit we could see 5 or 6 others either climbing or hanging out directly below the party climbing Sahara. My thoughts go out to the family and friends of the climber. rich magner
From Joshua Tree,CA
Joined Jan 7, 2009
108 points
Jul 12, 2014
I was afraid that's what might have happened. Condolences to the family and friends. Horrible news. Brian Allen
From Palm Desert
Joined Apr 6, 2010
12 points
Jul 13, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Cool pinnacle
Oh my... I am so very sorry. Gavin Bridgeman
From Tustin, California
Joined Sep 26, 2013
148 points
Jul 13, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit of Mt. Langley
This is terrifying news! My sincerest condolences to all parties involved. May you grieve and find peace. Justin Tomlinson
From Monrovia, CA
Joined Apr 4, 2010
337 points
Jul 13, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Summit of Mt. Langley
supertopo.com/climbing/thread.... Justin Tomlinson
From Monrovia, CA
Joined Apr 4, 2010
337 points
Jul 14, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Bottom of the bottle
My sincere condolences to Brian’s Family and friends.
Tragic turn of events.
RIP
Guy Keesee
From Moorpark, CA
Joined Mar 1, 2008
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