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Colorado climber dies on El Capitan

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May 30, 2015 11:08AM
This came up in a Google News feed:

Durango climber dies in Yosemite


A former Durango resident was killed Wednesday while climbing Yosemite National Park’s iconic El Capitan.
An account on the local blog El Capitan Reports said [Tyler Gordon, age 21] fell about 200 feet from Camp 6 on El Capitan’s Nose formation when he went to retrieve items that were dropped on Camp 5 below. Gordon was not connected to his Grigri, a rope-braking device that assists in belays, causing him to free-fall the length of the rope.
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