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Local Rock Climbers Have A Narrow Escape

 

October 9, 2017

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Caleb Spradlin relaxes on the face of El Capitan.

It was a close call for Caleb Spradlin and his friend Barrett Pauer on Sept. 27. The pair were climbing the "Shortest Straw," a 15-pitch climb on El Capitan in California's Yosemite National Park when what he described as an "apartment building sized rock" broke loose about 100 feet to the right of them. One climber from Wales died in the rockslide, and several more were injured.

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