Editor’s note: The incline costs $2.50 each way. The fee for a mountain rescue is $750.00.
The rescue attempt began around 3:45 p.m. Both men were safely brought to the bottom of the 600-foot incline by 6 p.m.
“We just thought there was a shortcut,” said one of the men, whose name has not yet been released. “We almost made it to the bottom, but then there was a 30-foot drop. That’s not real easy to jump down.”
The other man suffered an ankle injury but declined transportation to the hospital.