Rock climber dies in fall on New York’s Shawangunk Ridge

GARDINER, N.Y. (AP) — New York State Police say a 41-year-old Maryland man has died from a fall while rock climbing on the Shawangunk Ridge.

Troopers say Timothy Wibisono, of Baltimore, 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.

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 five miles of vertical rock walls and overhangs.

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