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November 14, 2020

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Climber rescued after injury on second flatiron

Boulder County, Colo. - On November 13, 2020, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the Boulder County Communications Center was notified of a person who had become injured while climbing the second flatiron.

The 25-year-old female was climbing the second flatiron with her partner when she attempted “the jump,” a section of the freeway climbing route. She landed off balance, injuring her leg. The injured climber and her partner were able to safely get off the second flatiron using the equipment with them. They were met on the trail by members from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group. The injured climber was evacuated using a wheeled litter and lowering system. She was transported from the scene by her partner.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder Fire-Rescue, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, American Medical Response, and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group. The rescue took approximately two hours.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-5041.


/s/ Ryan Singer, Emergency Services Coordinator