Picture being high on the face of one of the world's largest granite cliffs. If something went wrong what would happen? On Wednesday, May 30, a 22 year old climber was leading the Pancake Flake pitch on the Nose of El Capitan. The climber was two-thirds of the way up the route, above the Great Roof, when he took a 30 foot lead fall.
His large fall resulted in a broen leg and possibly a broken pelvis. The National Park Service employees a number of rescue personell with strong climbing backgrounds to take care of such situations. The Yosemite Search and Rescue Team (YOSAR) assessed the situation.