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Any info on 6/8 Yosemite rappelling accident/death on Central Pillar of Frenzy?

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James E · · Santa Monica, CA · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 20

Friend still in the Valley just sent me this, we were over there Sat morning.

Bill Mustard · · Silt, CO · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 81

Thats sad. 

Aerili · · Los Alamos, NM · Joined Mar 2007 · Points: 1,875

I believe this person may have been a good friend of mine. I am trying to get details.

Mike B · · Joshua Tree · Joined Nov 2017 · Points: 20

Rappelling accident, no details yet. 

Michael Stoops · · Santa Ana, CA · Joined Jun 2019 · Points: 0

This was my little sister, Trish.  I'm not a climber so this is all new to me, but all I know thus far is that it was indeed a rappelling accident. She had taken the lead to get the team down before dark and something, what exactly still isn't clear, went horribly wrong.  She did not survive the fall, unfortunately.  No one else was injured.  Our family in Michigan was notified yesterday morning, and word got to me in Orange County shortly thereafter.  I've spoken to her boyfriend who was present at the time.  He's still not sure just what happened.

Gumby King · · Gumbasia · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 52

Im sorry for your loss 

Daniel Joder · · Barcelona, ES · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

That is awful news, Michael. I am so very sorry. 

wayne willoughby · · SEATTLE · Joined Jul 2008 · Points: 95

My condolences to you and your family, Michael.

Always remember to double check everything.  

C D · · Los Angeles · Joined Sep 2017 · Points: 166

damn, so so so sorry
saw all the commotion Saturday night with yosar and the headlamps. 

MP Team · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2019 · Points: 4

Very sad to hear this. Michael, my condolences on your loss. And condolences to all her family and friends

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