Palo Altan who fell in Yosemite climb returns to Bay Area

Rock climber was seriously injured in Easter accident

A 26-year-old Palo Alto man who was seriously injured on Sunday, April 20, after falling 30 feet during a climb in Yosemite National Park transferred to a hospital in the Bay Area from Modesto Wednesday, April 23, his family said.

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Posted by John
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 22, 2014 at 10:44 am

The state is lucky to have a service like this available.

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Posted by Telemarkskier
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:23 am

So sorry to hear of this and I wish him a speedy recovery. As a climber myself, news like this always registers that much more.

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Posted by Chance
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:41 am

100 climbing accidents a year is too much. Seems like people are daring themselves to go beyond their skill level when climbing.

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Posted by Solon
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 22, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Well, how much did this "rescue" from one who placed himself deliberately in grave danger costs everyone else, who need vaccinations, mammograms, Pap smears, e r access, erc.

Insurance should be required of all climbers, to pace the risk where it belongs, and

To INFORM other what the rooks may be!

Follow the money.

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Posted by Rose
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Apr 23, 2014 at 2:01 pm

I wish him a complete and thorough recovery. It sounds like quite an involved rescue. Regardless of how the climber got in his situation, I'm appreciative of rescue personnel that have skills, expertise, and abilities to help him.

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Climbed too far above his last protection or it failed.

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Posted by Marmotbadger
a resident of Downtown North
on Apr 26, 2014 at 6:47 pm

The climber, known personally, was well within his climbing abilities. If you rock climb, chances are there are bound to be accidents, if you climb long enough its near to inevitable. I'm glad he's stable, wish him a speedy recovery, and hope he returns to the rock walls soon!

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Apr 27, 2014 at 7:04 pm

If you get out of bed every morning, chances are there are bound to be accidents.

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