Glendale Man Falls to His Death While Rappelling Down 380-Foot Cliff in Death Valley National Park

A park ranger's vehicle is seen on patrol in Titus Canyon in Death Valley National Park in 2002. (Credit: Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)

A park ranger's vehicle is seen on patrol in Titus Canyon in Death Valley National Park in 2002. (Credit: Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times)

A Glendale man was rappelling down a 380-foot cliff in Death Valley National Park when he fell to his death, the park confirmed Monday.

Matthew Yaussi, 41, and a companion were on a canyoneering trip Saturday and had hiked about 4,000 feet up a ridge before starting their descent of Bottomless Pit Canyon, the informal name of a canyon south of Titus Canyon in the Grapevine Mountains, according to the park.

The duo had planned to break the 380-foot rappel into stages by setting up an anchor on a ledge partway down.

Yaussi’s companion rappelled safely to the ground before Yaussi fell about 8:30 p.m.

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