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Yosemite's El Capitan (U.S. Justice Department)

Falling Rock Kills Climber On Yosemite’s El Capitan

The National Park Service said Monday that Felix Joseph Kiernan was climbing on the East Buttress of the granite monolith about 600 feet above the Yosemite Valley floor when a rock dislodged and struck him Sunday afternoon.


Joseph McHenry (CBS)

Foot Found On Pacifica Beach Belongs To Missing Rock Climber

DNA testing has confirmed that a foot and part of a leg that washed up on a Pacifica beach in March is that of a San Bruno man who went missing around that time, San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault said Thursday.


Middle Teton Glacier in Grand Teton National Park, WY. This view of the glacier is to the south. (NPS)

Benicia Climber Falls To His Death In Grand Teton National Park

A Benicia man fell to his death Sunday while descending from a climb up the Middle Teton in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, according to the National Park Service.


Half Dome seen from the road to Glacier Point in Yosemite. (David McNew /Newsmakers)

Man Dies In Fall Down Face Of Yosemite’s Half Dome

A Los Gatos man died at Yosemite National Park on Monday when he fell from the face of Half Dome, the National Park Service said Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–08/24/2011