Suburban Phoenix climber killed by falling boulder
SUPERIOR, Ariz. -- A 66-year-old Tempe man was killed when a boulder struck him in the head while he held a rope for another climber rappelling on a cliff at Oak Flat campground east of Superior.
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office said John Scott was killed Sunday in an area known as Upper Devil Canyon when a 2-foot boulder came down from the top of the mountain.
According to the Sheriff's Office, another climber saw the boulder falling and yelled "rock" as a warning. However, the rock struck Scott as he looked up.