Rock climber, 25, killed in Little Cottonwood Canyon fall

He was an experienced climber.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Traffic moves up Little Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

A man died while rock climbing in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday.

According to Unified Police, officers were called to the scene — in the area of Gate Buttress — at about 1:15 p.m. When they arrived, they found Mason Boos, 25, of Salt Lake City, had been killed.

Boos was an experienced climber, police said, and a “well-known member of the outdoor community,” Wasatch Snow Forecast tweeted.

He was climbing with a group in the area, police said. As he reached for a stone, it came loose and he fell 20-30 feet as rocks — including one the size of a small car — fell on top of him. Authorities said he died at the scene.