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November 27, 2020

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Climber Escapes Serious Injury in Rock Fall Incident

Climber Escapes Serious Injury in Rock Fall Incident

Boulder County, Colo. - On Friday, November 27, 2020 at approximately 1:03 p.m. the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a party who sustained head and other possible injuries in the area of 33,800 Boulder Canyon Drive. The climber, a 36-year-old male from Boulder, was descending in a rock gulley when he dislodged a substantial size rock. The climber was able to take partial cover as the rock rolled over him.

Sugarloaf Fire Protection District personnel arrived on scene and hiked into the area and located the injured climber and began providing first aid. Members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group provided additional medical care and were then able to walk the injured party down the hillside to the awaiting ambulance. Paramedics with American Medical Response evaluated the patient and he was then released to seek medical care on his own.

The rescue took approximately two hours.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and the Sugarloaf Fire Protection District.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-5222.


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy