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majid_sabet


Nov 10, 2014, 12:13 PM
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Fatality during rappelling Bell Canyon near Sandy.
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SANDY, Utah (AP) A Park City man has fallen to his death while rappelling on a rock wall in Bell Canyon near Sandy.


http://www.heraldextra.com/...d5-4f97b04a976e.html


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amarius


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According to thread posted on MountainProject this was factor 2 lead fall.
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He was leading easy terrain at the very top of the climb. He had not placed any protection after leaving the belay. It is unclear why he fell. He took a long factor two fall onto the belay. His climbing partner performed a very well executed self rescue in an attempt to render aid.
Myself and another rescuer will be writing up a long accident report after we interview parties involved and examine the gear recovered.
Climb safe,
Justin


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This thread refers to Mike Lydon. He died of injuries sustained during a lead fall on the last pitch of the Beast in Bell's Canyon.

Sad news and my condolences to his family.


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