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Juneau Empire Online Local: Climber plunges to his death 8/18/97

Joshua O'Brien apparently survived the fall off a cliff on the north side of Nugget Falls, but was dead by the time rescue personnel got to him, according to Ed Quinto, with the Glacier Valley station of Capital City Fire and Rescue. ``Two guys were up hiking,'' he said. ``One guy fell.
Climbers, fans come out for competition

...100-point routes for beginners, 300- to 400-point routes for experienced climbers and a 600-point route that local climber John Malaby said he wouldn't even venture. "To heck with that," Malaby said. "It is going to be pretty tough...
Ascending the North Face

...huge in Juneau but in the climbing community in general. It's a huge accomplishment," said Brandon Howard, a local climber. "I think the thing that is most impressive is those guys enduring the weather. That's kind of the price of admission...
Pure granite

...conquer it not readily apparent, but that's what keeps him coming back - again and again. Because for this avid local climber it's all about the challenge, the surprises and the purity of the sport. Even if it is only a big hunk of granite...


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