Rescue On Leaning Tower

Since there was a fair bit of bad news from Yosemite this season it’s nice to see this bonus El Cap Report detail the successful rescue of a climber off of the Leaning Tower:

It started with a call from a solo climber, who fell on the West Face Route.  He injured his lower back and didn’t feel he could make the overhanging rappels to the deck.  YOSAR swung into action early in the morning.

Thanks, as always, to Ansel Tom Evans for his reports from the Valley once again this season.

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7 Responses to Rescue On Leaning Tower

  1. J freeman June 27, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    The ‘strike through’ is getting old and annoying. It was clever like two years ago.

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    • Narc June 27, 2013 at 9:50 am #

      I guess I never got that memo

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      • Mittens June 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

        You never got the memo because there was no memo. I think it’s fine.

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  2. Chris June 27, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    I like the strike through actually

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  3. David June 29, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    Strikethrough aside, the guy’s name was Adams :p

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    • Narc June 29, 2013 at 9:45 am #

      Tom Evans, the guy who does the El Cap report, likes to jokingly refer to himself as Ansel Evans from time to time. This was a tip of the cap to him for that.

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      • Patrick June 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm #

        Which I liked, for what it’s worth.

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