Rock climber falls 100 feet at Eldora...

Rock climber falls 100 feet at Eldorado State Park

There are 10 comments on the KUSA Denver story from May 19, 2007, titled Rock climber falls 100 feet at Eldorado State Park. In it, KUSA Denver reports that:

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office says a 50-year-old man was climbing a popular route known as the "Red Garden Wall" with a friend when he fell Saturday afternoon.

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matt

Littleton, CO

#1 May 20, 2007
ouch
Allie

AOL

#2 May 20, 2007
Hope he recovers soon. That had to hurt.
Jane Doe

Redwood City, CA

#3 May 20, 2007
No commernts,
Scott

Colorado Springs, CO

#5 May 20, 2007
Hope he's okay, and I hope he was wearing a helmet. That's a beautiful climb with lots of climbers so there's always a risk some rocks will get knocked down onto you.
Nobodys Fool

Boulder, CO

#6 May 20, 2007
Eyewitness reports say he was on Rewritten - took a fall and pulled two pieces. I'll venture a guess he was on the crack just past the airy traverse around pitch 4. It's pretty much a straight-shot down from there and without a helmet he would likely have suffered a much more severe batch of injuries. Rescue crews state he suffered a broken scapula. Hope he mends quickly and will share his TR with all.

Rescue crews were extremely busy yesterday - in addition to this event, a gal suffered a seizure at Eldo and was transported out. A mock rescue had also been planned which the crews still intended to complete. Here's to the great SAR teams we have in Colorado - but everyone please be careful out there and don't give the crews unnecessary work because of someone's carelessness.
team good

Denver, CO

#7 May 20, 2007
Nobodys Fool wrote:
Eyewitness reports say he was on Rewritten - took a fall and pulled two pieces. I'll venture a guess he was on the crack just past the airy traverse around pitch 4. It's pretty much a straight-shot down from there and without a helmet he would likely have suffered a much more severe batch of injuries. Rescue crews state he suffered a broken scapula. Hope he mends quickly and will share his TR with all.
Rescue crews were extremely busy yesterday - in addition to this event, a gal suffered a seizure at Eldo and was transported out. A mock rescue had also been planned which the crews still intended to complete. Here's to the great SAR teams we have in Colorado - but everyone please be careful out there and don't give the crews unnecessary work because of someone's carelessness.
what kind of rock is that?
Numbers

Denver, CO

#8 May 20, 2007
Ouchy is right
Nobodys Fool

Boulder, CO

#9 May 20, 2007
Eldo is mature quartz sandstone.
Network Engineer

Denver, CO

#10 May 20, 2007
This is the reason why rock climbing never was my cup of tea. When you fall you either break your back or you are dead. I have never heard of anyone falling that just walked away. I have a lot of respect for the sport. But could never do such a thing. It also the reason why I never got into motorcycles. Everyone that I know who has every crashed on a motorcycle either has major medical problems or walk with one hell of a limp.
Nobodys Fool

Boulder, CO

#11 May 20, 2007
Statistically, there are more deaths in the US caused by drunk drivers than from rock climbing. Network, you might want to reconsider driving to work.

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