Two rock climbers fell to their deaths while scaling El Capitan in Yosemite National Park Saturday morning.
At 8:15 a.m., park rangers received multiple 911 calls reporting an incident at El Capitan. Park rangers and search and rescue personnel responded and found the bodies of the two climbers, identified Saturday evening by the park service as Jason Wells, 46, of Boulder, Colorado, and Tim Klien, 42 of Palmdale, California.
Officials say the two had been attempting to ascend the Freeblast Route, on the southwest side of the sheer granite rockface.
This investigation is ongoing.
The accident came two weeks after another climber died after falling off the cables while hiking Half Dome in the park.