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Fall on Rock, Placed No Protection, California, Yosemite Valley

FALL ON ROCK, PLACED NO PROTECTION

California, Yosemite Valley

On April 8, 1980, Bunny Phillips (29) fell from the second pitch of Split Pinnacle. He fell a distance of 100 feet to a point below the belay ledge. His rope did not catch the fall, according to his belayer. Rescue was done with a 150-foot litter lowering and a half-mile carry out. (Source: Michael Durr, SAR Ranger, Yosemite National Park)