Coroner's Case: Climber Fall near Clark Canyon

Date:      July 21, 2015
Subject: Coroner's Investigation

On the afternoon of Monday, July 20, 2015, at approximately 12:30pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an unresponsive male climber in the Clark Canyon area.

Ryan Nash, age 37, of Mammoth Lakes, California, was rock climbing in a popular area known as Area 13 in Clark Canyon where he fell approximately 60 feet from the rock face. Mono County Paramedics, June Lake Fire Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) Team, and Mono County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the area. Life saving measures were conducted but were unsuccessful and Mr. Nash was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause of death is pending autopsy results but appears to be of traumatic injuries caused by the fall. Foul play is not suspected in the cause of death. - Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer