|This is a classic rock climbing video that you've probably all seen, but I've included it just because it's great.|
You will not be surprise to learn the Dan Osman died in 1998 at the age of 35. He didn't fall off a rock face - he jumped off.
He was doing a 'free fall' jump from a rock in Yosemite National Park. This involved falling several hundred feet from a cliff then being caught by a safety rope. On the day he died the ropes he had been using had been exposed to snow and rain for a month before the jump. They snapped.