Brad Parker: Climber Killed in Yosemite Fall After Marriage Proposal

Image: Brad Parker: Climber Killed in Yosemite Fall After Marriage Proposal In this 2102 file photo, view of soaring rock formations overlooking tourist-filled Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park. (Michael Thurston/AFP/Getty Images)

Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 06:45 AM

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Veteran California rock climber Brad Parker was killed in a fall while climbing alone in Yosemite National Park just hours after proposing to his girlfriend during an earlier climb.

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat said Brad Parker's girlfriend, Jainee Dial, had accepted his marriage proposal after the pair completed a climb of Cathedral Peak on Saturday, reported The Associated Press.

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Parker's father Bill said his son told him it was the happiest day of his life.

Later in the day, Brad Parker headed off by himself to climb nearby Matthes Crest.

Park Ranger Kari Cobb says the Sebastopol resident was climbing without ropes on an established route when he fell. The fall was witnessed by other climbers.

Parker appeared on the cover of California Climber magazine in 2012. He worked as a yoga instructor.

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