PICTURED: Two climbers, aged 46 and 42, who plummeted to their deaths from the vertical face of El Capitan in Yosemite

Mail Online | 1/14/2015 | Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com;Associated Press
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The two people killed after falling while climbing El Capitan at Yosemite National Park in California have been named.

Jason Wells, 46, of Boulder, Colorado and Tim Klein, 42, from Palmdale, California died in the fall from the Freeblast route on Saturday.

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The National Park Service says it happened shortly after 8.00am while the two were climbing the Freeblast Route.

Park rangers and search and rescue personnel responded to the scene to find the climbers did not survive the fall.

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Multiple 911 calls came in to Park rangers reporting the incident at around 8.15 am Pacific.

The names of the climbers were withheld for much of the day on Saturday, as authorities had not yet notified the families of the deceased climbers.

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Wells and Klein were on the Freeblast route when they fell, which is roughly the first 10 pitches of the slightly longer Salathe Wall route.

The Freeblast route has a 5.11 rating, which means it's a Class 5 climb, the first class that is designated as rock climbing, rather than hiking, according to an explainer article published by Sierra Trading Post.

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