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Tourist cited for climbing Morro Rock

An illegal climber was assisted off Morro Rock in Morro Bay Sunday afternoon.

The illegal climber was a tourist from Bakersfield.

Morro Bay Fire helped the illegal climber get down from the iconic volcanic plug.

According to Morro Bay Fire on Twitter, the climber was cited by California State Parks and the City of Morro Bay will likely fine the individual as well.

Illegal climber assisted off Morro Rock today by MBFFs. State Parks gave citation and our City will fine. Climbing Morro Rock does cost $$!

— Morro Bay Fire (@MorroBayFire) May 21, 2017

Fines for climbing Morro Rock typically cost several hundreds of dollars.

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