Outside Online brings us the sad news today that climbing legend Todd Skinner has died while descending the Leaning Tower in Yosemite. He was with his long time climbing partner Jim Hewitt at the time, but aside from that, details are still rather sketchy. It is being reported that Skinner was on a free climbing route when he fell over 500 feet to his death.
Skinner was known as an exceptional free climber who introduced a lot of new people to the sport. My thoughts are with his family now in this sad time. I’ll post more as it comes available.
Edit: More on the story over at Mountain Zone.
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