Tempe climber killed by falling boulder near Superior

Tempe climber killed by falling boulder near Superior

Tempe climber killed by falling boulder near Superior

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by The Associated Press

azfamily.com

Posted on February 24, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 2:23 PM

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) -- A 66-year-old Tempe man was killed when a boulder struck him in the head while he held a rope for another climber rappelling on a cliff at Oak Flat campground east of Superior.
 
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says John Scott was killed Sunday in an area known as Upper Devil's Canyon when a 2-foot boulder came down from the top of the mountain.
 
According to the sheriff's office, another climber saw the boulder falling and yelled "rock" as a warning. However, the rock struck Scott as he looked up.
 

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