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British guide Adrian Ballinger scales a rock face in the Donner Summit area of Lake Tahoe, California on August 19, 2014. Ballinger's "Rapid Ascent" programme aims to help climbers scale Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in 42 days. AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON        (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

San Jose Man Plunges To His Death While Rock Climbing In Utah

The National Park Service says a 47-year-old San Jose man rock-climbing in Utah’s Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon.

10/21/2014

Yosemite Valley (Photo Credit: Randy Yagi)

Memorial Set Up At Santa Rosa Climbing Gym For Climber Killed In Yosemite

A memorial was set up to remember the Bay Area man killed in a climbing accident in Yosemite National Park Saturday.

08/20/2014

Photo Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Sebastopol Climber Dies From Fall In Yosemite After Proposing To Girlfriend

A Bay Area man died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park shortly after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.

08/18/2014

North American tree climbing champion Chad Brey in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. July 30, 2014 (photo credit: Margie Shafer)

North American Tree Climbing Champ Scales Golden Gate Park Eucalyptus In Preparation For Internationals

A San Francisco tree climber prepares for an international competition next week by scaling eucalyptus in Golden Gate Park.

07/30/2014

Palo Alto climber Blake Parkinson was rescued off a sheer cliff by a CHP helicopter in Yosemite National Park Easter Sunday. (CBS)

Palo Alto Climber Rescued From Yosemite Cliff Speaks Out After Ordeal

A Palo Alto man’s Easter climb in Yosemite ended with him being rescued from a sheer cliff by a CHP helicopter Sunday.

04/22/2014

Aftermath of avalanche on Mt Everest.  Photo courtesy of Roger Philipp

American Climber Survives Deadly Avalanche On Mount Everest; Shares Photos Of Aftermath

KCBS has obtained photos from an American who was on the mountain when the deadly avalanche happened Friday. At least 12 of the guides were killed, and four others are missing. Several more were hurt.

04/18/2014

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.

06/03/2013

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.

10/04/2012

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.

07/24/2012

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

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