Area climber killed in fall

Staff Writer

Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an unresponsive male climber in the Clark Canyon area at approximately 12:30 p.m Monday.
Ryan Nash, age 35, of Mammoth Lakes, was rock climbing in a popular area known as Area 13 in Clark Canyon where he fell approximately 60 feet from the rock face. Mono County Paramedics, June Lake Fire Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team and Mono County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area. Life saving measures were conducted but were unsuccessful and Mr. Nash was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The cause of death is pending autopsy results but appears to be of traumatic injuries caused by the fall.
Foul play is not suspected in the cause of death, the Sheriff's Department said.

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