Durango man dies in California rock climbing accident

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DURANGO, Colo. (KRQE) – A Durango man died in a rock climbing accident in California.

According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Tom Zajicek was climbing Starlight Peak, east of Fresno Sunday, when his repelling system became unattached from the wall.

A woman with Zajicek was able to climb to a small ledge where she waited 26 hours for rescue.

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