Yosemite National Park identified the man Thursday as Andrew Foster, 32. One man was injured and is being treated at a hospital in Modesto.
Friday's accident makes it the third accident affecting climbers in the park this week.
Connor Britts and Josh Edwards are climbers spending a few weeks in the park. In fact, the bivy ledge where they had slept the night before was obliterated.
"Yosemite is just a really active, wild place".
Zabrok said he saw a rescuer lowered by helicopter and "I believe he grabbed one survivor". I felt as though all my gear would peel from the wall due to the expanding nature of the placements.
Laura Doughty, an avid climber in San Jose, said this all a reminder that her sport in inherently unsafe. In the spring, water pours off this flank of the mountain.
El Cap climbers and tourists have had a bad week.
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Signs have been posted at climbing routes on El Capitan to warn climbers of the recent rockfall activity. It was insane the amount of rock that came down.
"It looked like fog rolling in".
Climber Kevin Jorgeson said he and climbing partner Tommy Caldwell witnessed a massive rock fall in the same area while they prepared for a trek that made them the first people to free-climb the El Capitan's Dawn Wall in 2015. There is no running or ducking or escaping slides these big. "I heard there were potentially a couple people on the trail near the rockfall". The precise cause of the latest Yosemite Rock Falls will require a geologic investigation, but as Fresno State Geology Professor Jerry DeGraff explains, they are just what happens when you have granite cliffs. Park geologists are still assessing the size and weight of the rockfall. The dimensions for the source area are about 395 feet tall, 148 feet wide, and up to 26 feet thick.
To be on the safe side, roads inside Yosemite Valley were rerouted.
Ian Mort, 60, of Los Angeles could smell the dust and he sat in jammed traffic after Thursday's rock fall as he headed into the park for his first trip, but he said he wasn't concerned.
The rockfall occurred at 13:22, 27 September.
Another photo showing the billowing plume of dust from the valley. The rockfall happened at 3:21 p.m. According to park records, 16 deaths and more than 100 injuries from rockfalls have occurred in Yosemite since 1857. "The rockfall from El Capitan was similar in size and extent compared with other rockfalls throughout the park, though it is not typical that that there were victims". The climbers also said they were saddened, but not surprised by this week's events.