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June 7, 2020

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Climber injures ankle bouldering on Flagstaff Mountain

Boulder County, Colo. - On Sunday, June 7, 2020 at approximately 12:17 p.m. the Boulder County Communications Center received a report via 911 of a male in the area of the Crown Rock formation on Flagstaff Mountain with an injured ankle.

Members of the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group located the injured party just north of the Crown Rock parking area. The 39-year-old resident of Boulder had been bouldering and fell approximately 10 – 13 feet, missing his crash pad.

Rocky Mountain Rescue Group carried the injured man approximately 400 feet from the bouldering area to the trailhead. His friend transport him to a local hospital for medical care. The rescue took approximately fifty minutes.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-2517.


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy