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The new rockfall that occurred on 22/10/2017 on the SE Face of El Capitan. The photo was taken by Peter Zabrock while climbing Wall of Early Morning Light on El Capitan
Photo by Peter Zabrock

El Capitan rockfall continues / New video from Yosemite

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New rockfall has taken place on the SE Face of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley (USA). The video filmed by Maurizio Oviglia from Middle Cathedral Rock.

The Southeast Face of El Capitan continues to shed its granite shield. After the 27 September rockfall that unfortunately left one dead, and after the gigantic rockfall on 28 September, in recent days smaller rockfalls have been occurring on and off. Yesterday another important portion of the extreme righthand side of the SE Face fell to the ground.

Peter Zabrok, who at the end of September was climbing immediately above the Waterfall Route when circa 1300 tons of granite fell off the face, is currently climbing the Wall of Early Morning Light. He commented on Facebook: "you need to stick around until the heat of the afternoon expands the granite the most, that's when it all comes Crashing Down." The recent photo was taken by Zabrok, while the video below was filmed by Maurizio Oviglia who is currently climbing Middle Cathedral Rock together with Rolando Larcher and Roberto Vigiani.

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