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Rock climber from Baltimore dies in fall on New York's Shawangunk Ridge

Associated Press

New York State Police say a 41-year-old Baltimore man has died from a fall while rock climbing on the Shawangunk Ridge.

Troopers say Timothy Wibisono fell 50 to 100 feet while climbing Sunday without a safety rope. The accident happened in the Trapps cliffs area of the Mohonk Preserve in Ulster County, about 90 miles north of New York City.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says forest rangers set up a high-angle rope recovery operation to retrieve the body Sunday afternoon.

The Shawangunk Ridge is one of the most popular climbing areas in the United States, with more than 5 miles of vertical rock walls and overhangs.

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