May 9, 2014
CRAG Rats work together to raise “Denny” to the top of this cliff in a former quarry near Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead May 3. John Inglish, in red, and Steve Castagnoli have harnessed Denny, while Ron Martin, Jay Sherrerd and Dennis Kline work from above.
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Crag Rats clung to a jagged cliff worthy of their name Saturday afternoon. The scene was a 60-foot cliff in a former rock quarry just west of the Mark O. Hatfield Trailhead, with views of Mosier and the Columbia River. Rockfall — airborne geological debris — was part of the challenge as 20 volunteers with the mountain rescue group trained via the scenario of an injured climber needing assistance getting off the cliff face. “Denny,” a 180-pound training dummy on loan from Parkdale Fire Department, served as the victim.