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‘Cliffed out’ hundreds of feet up; man rescued in Zion National Park

Discussion in 'Accidents and Near Misses' started by joeb, May 11, 2017.

  1. joeb

    joeb middle aged guy who lies around alot

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    Looks like the summer tourist season has officially started :help:

    ZION NATIONAL PARK – A man was rescued Tuesday night after hikers heard him yelling for help from a precarious perch on a cliff several hundred feet above the Weeping Rock Trail in Zion National Park.

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    Observation Point in Zion National Park | Image courtesy of Google Maps, St. George News
    Park dispatch received a report of a person stuck on a cliff at 2:39 p.m., park spokesman John Marciano said.

    “It was a male in his 20s who went off trail at Observation Point,” Marciano said, “and when he couldn’t get back up (he) just kept down-climbing until he became stuck on a ledge at the mouth of Observation Canyon.”

    http://stgnews.com/news/archive/201...of-feet-up-man-rescued-in-zion-national-park/
  2. Tom Collins

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  3. deathtointernet

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    "That trail goes pretty far out of the way, there's gotta be a shortcut here somewhere."

    Glad he managed not to get himself hurt or killed.
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  4. LonePeak

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    Yeah, that picture just makes me want to follow his path a little further. Anyone got an ultralight 1000 ft rope? That's about the height Google Earth indicates the sheer cliff above the Virgin to be. Observation canyon was fun, but somehow I think this would be more stimulating.
  5. Yellow Dart

    Yellow Dart It's only hubris if I fail.

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    So I think what they (SAR) did was Lower Echo, get to the finish, and go sideways?

    Neato.
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  6. ratagonia

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    From the article, very hard to say where he actually was. Could be almost anywhere on that mountain side. Not many places that do not require VERY LONG ropes.

    T
  7. Chris Walden

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    I wonder why he thought continuing to down-climb was going to work out for him...
  8. ratagonia

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