Pair aged in their 40s were scaling the Californian monolith, which looms 900 metres above the valley floor

Two climbers have died after falling from Yosemite national park’s El Capitan monolith in northern California.

The pair – Jason Wells, 46, and Tim Klien, 42 – fell at around 8.15am on Saturday while scaling the so-called Freeblast route of the granite rock formation, the US National Park Service said.

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