Experienced Rock Climber Dies In Tragic Accident In Little Cottonwood Canyon

Experienced Rock Climber Dies In Tragic Accident In Little Cottonwood Canyon

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Experienced Rock Climber Dies In Tragic Accident In Little Cottonwood Canyon

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Sad news out of Utah this morning.

FOX 13 News Utah is reporting that an experienced climber died yesterday afternoon in a tragic accident in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

The climber was with a group off the Gate Buttress trail in a section known as Satan’s Corner. He was apparently hugging a large rock in a section known as Becky’s Wall as he was traversing a narrow path when the rock broke free. He fell 30′ and the rock described as ‘about the size of a Subaru’ landed on top of him.

This was truly a tragic accident, and the police officer interviewed in the video below says that the group did nothing wrong. We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to the friends and family of the deceased.

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