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So Oregon
Sep 27, 2017 - 05:09pm PT
NBC LA is reporting one fatality and an injury:

Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
Sep 27, 2017 - 05:16pm PT
Sad day at the Captain :(

Mountain climber
the ANTI-fresno
Sep 27, 2017 - 05:21pm PT
" I will be frank and let you know we did publish it with our story, but we can remove it ASAP if that's what Ryan would prefer."

At least you admit it.

You do realize that under copyright law and intellectual property law this is essentially theft and grounds for a lawsuit, right? Without a release of rights you just opened every paper you gave it to up to a suit.

If I were Ryan I'd be asking for compensation. More so since it was published it multiple places without authorization.

Trad climber
Cascade Mountains and Monterey Bay
Sep 27, 2017 - 05:28pm PT

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Sep 27, 2017 - 05:31pm PT
Official NPS statement confirming one fatality...

"Date: September 27, 2017

A rockfall of undetermined size occurred in Yosemite National Park this afternoon at about 1:55 p.m. this afternoon. The rockfall was reported to have happened from El Capitan, a granite monolith above Yosemite Valley. The release point appears to be near the "Waterfall Route", a popular climbing route on the East Buttress of El Capitan. This is the area where Horsetail Fall flows in winter and spring conditions.
Yosemite National Park Rangers and Yosemite Search and Rescue are currently on scene assessing the situation. The park helicopter is currently flying and also assessing the situation.
There is one confirmed fatality and one injured person. Park Rangers are working to transport the injured person to receive medical care.outside of the park. .
This is the climbing season in Yosemite National Park and there are many climbers on El Capitan and other climbing routes in the park.
Yosemite National Park remains open and visitor services are not affected.
There will be no further news releases this evening and phone calls may not be returned until tomorrow morning. . Further information will be available and a news release will be issued tomorrow morning, September 28, updating the incident.."

rest well.

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Sep 27, 2017 - 05:48pm PT
Photos from the LA Times article...


Sep 27, 2017 - 05:48pm PT
MarkEvanSmith wrote:
Since I'm assuming it's difficult to get in touch with him, would it be okay to use his photo with full photo credit on our website, and then possibly for publication in The Fresno Bee, Modesto Bee, and elsewhere? I will be frank and let you know we did publish it with our story, but we can remove it ASAP if that's what Ryan would prefer.

I'll be frank: You stole the photo. Now you want to ask the author (or other random climbers here?) if your theft is OK. How about you take the stolen imagery down, then ask the author if he will grant you use rights? You know, NOT STEAL IT?

Best wishes to climbers at the scene.

Gym climber
Great White North
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 27, 2017 - 05:56pm PT
Pic from Tom


Bay Area, CA
Sep 27, 2017 - 05:58pm PT
Whether or not the use of this photo as a way to keep people informed of this tragedy was authorized or not is SO NOT IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW.

Please keep things in perspective. Someone died. Let's all take a break from sniping about inconsequential BS and pay our respects to this person who lost their life - and their loved ones - by having a little more respect for each other.


Merced, CA
Sep 27, 2017 - 06:00pm PT
I just can't get over Ryan, Pete, et al's luck. Gnarly night for them a couple nights ago according to deucey, then this. Scary sh#t. Real humbling.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 27, 2017 - 06:26pm PT
My condolences to the family and friends of the deceased
and healing vibes to the injured.

Thanks YOSAR.


away from the ground
Sep 27, 2017 - 06:33pm PT
Woah, gnarly. Potential for death and destruction is exacerbated by high season traffic. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. Rocks follow rains. Even if it's "perfect" stone next to the road. RIP and best wishes to those affected.

Social climber
carmel, ca
Sep 27, 2017 - 06:39pm PT
So sorry to hear about this tragedy...

Trad climber
Sep 27, 2017 - 06:51pm PT
Those pics are scary.

Good thoughts for those in the zone. Yikes!

Social climber
Sep 27, 2017 - 06:54pm PT
hey there say, all... just stepping in fast, i have to leave... but, my prayers and condolences to all involved...

i have have to learn more later...

very sad to hear this...

thankful pete and folks were okay,
and, thank you to the rescue workers...

Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Sep 27, 2017 - 06:57pm PT

Interview w PTPP. Glad your friends are alright Anita
Cucamonga Climber

Sport climber
Rancho Cucamonga
Sep 27, 2017 - 06:57pm PT
Sad day. Prayers for those affected and their families. Thanks YOSAR...

Big Wall climber
Sep 27, 2017 - 07:12pm PT
such a sad day in yosemite. what we do is so dangerous, but to be pegged while just hiking along the base?...that's just not fair.

glad pass the poser pete and team are

Gross Vegas
Sep 27, 2017 - 07:31pm PT
Holy f*#k!!
Helicopter and rescuers in the bullseye.
Pete’s video above the helicopter gives me pause.
Those guys have f*#king balls!

Big Wall climber
Ashland, Or
Sep 27, 2017 - 07:40pm PT
Just me or is that a really inappropriate photo for ABC to use for that Pete interview....Jesus he looks like he's celebrating the deadly rockfall.

Glad you guys are ok!
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