California Climber Falls to His Death After Triggering Rockslide in Death Valley

Experienced climber Justin Ibershoff fell to his death on Jan. 30, 2021 in Deimos Canyon. (Rim of the World Climbing Club)

An experienced climber in California plunged to his death during a rockslide while descending a canyon, authorities said.

Justin Ibershoff, 38, of Los Angeles, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday in Death Valley, according to Inyo County Sheriff’s Office.

Ibershoff and six pals — who were all “very experienced” canyoneers — were descending Deimos Canyon when he stepped on a rock that moved,  prompting a rockslide, authorities said.

He was swept past two pals and over a 95-foot-tall dry fall, officials said.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Jackie Salo