KEENE - A rock climber fell to his death here late Monday afternoon while climbing near Chapel Pond.
The man, identified as Dennis Murphy, age 35, of Lake Placid, reportedly reached the top of a rock ledge where he intended to anchor himself and rappel back down.
According to New York State Forest Rangers, Murphy fell more than 100 feet where he was later located and transported to nearby Marcy Field by helicopter. He was pronounced dead by Essex County Coroner Walter Marvin.
An autopsy will be performed at a later date.