SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Local rock climbers are reacting to the two major incidents at the Yosemite National Park this week. One was fatal.
Will Russ the owner of Santa Barbara Rock Gym says one of his members was at the El Capitan formation when the tragedy occurred.
A rock climber for five years Chloe Steindam says she has been to El Capitan and surrounding rock formations where hikers come from around the world to test their skills.
While working out in the Santa Barbara Rock Gym she said, "any rock face that you are going to climb, there is always a risk that there is rock that is going to be falling, whether it is a big rock or a massive rock like the one that just happened or a smaller one."