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Sheriff’s: Rock climber falls to their death from El Cajon Mountain in Lakeside area

Though the autumn was reported round Sunday night, authorities could not start their physique recovery efforts till Monday due to poor climate and terrain.

EL CAJON, Calif. — A rock climber died Sunday afternoon after falling to their death from El Cajon Mountain, often known as El Capitan, in the Lakeside area.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the climber died after falling about 200 toes on El Cajon Mountain

First responders have been unable to retrieve the sufferer’s physique due to darkish situations Sunday night time and the rocky terrain, in accordance to officers.

Official deliberate to recuperate the physique Monday when situations have been extra appropriate for a rescue flight and safer to insert first responders on the bottom, a Watch Commander with San Diego Sheriff’s Department informed CBS 8.

“This hike is considered strenuous and can take up to 6 hours to complete. There is very little shade along the way,” San Diego Parks and Recreation stated on their web site detailing the mountain. “El Capitan Preserve boasts a view of three reservoirs from one location in the park. Some 11 miles of trails provide a rugged route along a granite-ribbed ridgeline with stunning views of both ocean and mountains.”

El Cajon mountain is a well-liked vacation spot for climbers positioned simply south of Barona Resort and Casino and options greater than 200 completely different climbing routes.

Access to the primary wall of El Cajon mountain requires a two-mile hike up 1,800 vertical toes.

An investigation is underway.

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