Climber Dies in Yosemite National Park
An experienced rock climber fell to his death Monday, October 23, 2006, while climbing near Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite Valley.
Todd Skinner from Lander, Wyoming, was climbing a route on the Leaning Tower when he fell approximately 500 feet to his death. Skinner's climbing partner reported the fall at around 4 pm. Park rangers responded, and Skinner was pronounced dead at the scene.
Todd Skinner is survived by his wife and three children.
The exact cause of death is under investigation.
Did You Know?
Congress designated the Merced River as Wild and Scenic in 1987. The National Park Service manages 81 miles of the Merced River, encompassing both the main stem and the South Fork in Yosemite National Park and the El Portal Administrative Site. More...