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September 8, 2021

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Climber has medical emergency on Boulderado climbing route

Boulder County, Colo. - On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Boulder County Communications Center was notified of a climber who experienced a medical emergency at the top of the climbing route near the 32 mile marker of Boulder Canyon Dr.

The 52-year-old male was climbing with a group on the Boulderado rock formation. He had just finished climbing a route and clipped into the top anchor when his belayer noticed him go limp and experience seizure like activity. As a result of the event he was unable to return to the base of the rock formation.

The other climbers in the group were able to access his location with a separate line and lower him to the ground. The climber who experienced the medical emergency was assisted by firefighters from the Nederland Fire Protection District and rescuers from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group. The climber was evaluated by paramedics from American Medical Response and transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

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

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #21 – 4326.


/s/ Ryan Singer, Emergency Services Coordinator