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(Sweet Home, OR) -- A climber on Wolf Rock in Linn County is safely back home after becoming stuck for 20 hours after dropping his climbing equipment. Authorities say 23-year-old Johnathan Takle of Hillsboro anchored himself to the wall and called for help after dropping his gear over the weekend. The Linn County Sheriff's Office, Corvallis Mountain Rescue, Lebanon Fire Department, Sweet Home Fire Department and Benton County Sheriff's Office worked through the night to rescue Takle on Saturday. He wasn't injured, but he was carried to the trail head because he was exhausted.

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