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Two Yosemite Rock Climbers Fall To Death

April 26, 1987

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) _ Two rock climbers fell 800 feet to their deaths in Yosemite Valley, a park spokesman said.

Climbing partners Frederick O. Yenny, 33, and Donald Horten, 30, both of San Jose, fell Saturday while climbing the east buttress of Middle Cathedral Rock at Yosemite, said Mallory Smith, a Yosemite spokeswoman.

Two others in the rock-climbing group did not fall and were unhurt, she said.

Yenny and Horten, both IBM electrical engineers, fell to the rock slope at the base of the cliff and died instantly, she said.

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