Thursday , April 11 2024

These Climbers Watched The Rocks Fall Twice In Yosemite

Thursday’s massive rockfall in Yosemite National Park has rock climbers on alert. It’s the second major fall within 48 hours on El Capitan – one of the world’s largest granite monoliths, standing over 3,000 feet above Yosemite Valley. The formation is popular among climbers, like Alec Wright from Eugene, Oregon. He was one of the first people on the scene after the rocks fell. “I ran into the dust cloud itself and just heard some people crying for help,” says Alec Wright, a climber who has been staying in the park since the summer. “I couldn’t see more than a few feet in front of me. There was dust everywhere. The whole road was covered and the first thing I see is a man covered in blood from about head to his waist, clutching the side of his head with his wife crying out for help.” Wright says he sat the man down to make sure he was alright, and escorted him to paramedics. He then continued to help eight other people out of the billowing cloud of dust that settled on everything,
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