Rock climber rescued after she falls 30 to 40 feet in Joshua Tree National Park

A woman was rescued on Thursday after she fell about 30 to 40 feet while rock climbing in Joshua Tree National Park.

Park rangers, Joshua Tree firefighters, and Morongo Basin Ambulance were called about 7 pm to the Hemingway area inside the park, according to Z107.7.

The woman, who was wearing safety gear, landed in a spot she couldn’t get out of, about 100 feet above the ground. Rangers and firefighters climbed up to get her down and the woman was taken by air to the hospital with multiple injuries.

Hemingway is the large rock in the Lost Horse area nearest the main road in the park, according to Mountain Project.   The area features a total of 55 different climbs, with most on the east side of the buttress – which is out of the sun and less hot during the summer.

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