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Climber Dies in Boulder Canyon


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April 06, 2005

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A rock climber died Saturday afternoon after falling near mile marker 34 in Boulder Canyon, officials said.

The man was climbing a rock more than 200 yards off the highway, believing he was on the "Security Climbing Route," said Marci Linton, the Boulder County emergency services coordinator. The climber and his three friends, however, were in a different area.

The "Security Climbing Route" has permanent anchors for climbers to tie into. The victim fell while looking for these anchors, Linton said.

The climbers were near the parking lot labeled "Security parking lot open for season," which probably led to the confusion of where they were climbing, Linton said.

Witnesses told officials the male climber fell 20 to 25 feet. The name of the victim was not immediately released.

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