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January 8, 2022

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Scrambler Assisted off Second Flatiron

Boulder County, Colo. -

On Saturday, January 8, 2022, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a rock climber who was stuck on the Second Flatiron. The reporting party, who had been climbing with the stuck subject, was requesting rescue assistance in order to get the scrambler off the rock safely. According to the two male climbers from Denver, they were scrambling up the Second Flatiron without climbing gear when one of the parties deviated off the Freeway climbing route and decided he could not navigate a section of snow, nor could he descend.

Rescuers from the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group hiked into the area of the Second Flatiron and were able to locate the first 33-year-old who had been able to climb off the rock to meet rescuers. A rescuer was then lowered approximately 400 feet to the 25-year-old stuck scrambler and assisted him in ascending to a point where he could exit the rock face into the gulley between the First and Second Flatiron. The overall rescue took approximately three hours and forty minutes.

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

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is 22-110.


/s/ Emergency Services Supervisor - Kelly Lucy