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    Death in Eardley Canyon

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    This happened in Eardley Canyon. The group had hiked up the north canyon rim and was scrambling down into the watercourse to do a technical rappel of the canyon. One woman fell a few hundred feet and reportedly died instantly.
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    Death in Eardley Canyon

    Thanks for posting this Udink. I read this last night and was gonna post it but forgot.

    Do you know if they were headed towards the "normal" drop-in point or the "shortcut" route?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jman View Post
    Do you If they were headed towards the "normal" dropin point or the "shortcut" route?
    I'm not sure. A friend who was on the recovery described it as a "class 4 scramble."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Udink View Post
    I'm not sure. A friend who was on the recovery described it as a "class 4 scramble."
    It sounds like could have been on the "shortcut" route. The normal route while steep, doesn't have the exposed edges like the shortcut path does.

    There are many opportunities to make a fall like that if one descends that route. Please be careful and don't rush it.

    Edit: I just watched the KSL vid of the rescue and yup, that is the shortcut route.



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