UPDATE: Patient has been loaded into transport and is headed to area hospital (see tweet with image below).

Colorado Springs firefighters were working Wednesday to rescue a climber who fell as far as 60 feet on rock formations north of Garden of the Gods.

The incident was reported just after 9 a.m. near Glen Eryie in the 3800 block of North 30th Street.

Firefighters said on Twitter that they were bringing the climber, a 25-year-old man, down with “wheel, walking belay” techniques. Firefighters described the climber’s injuries as “serious.”

Colorado Springs has one of the nation’s few fire rescue teams with experts in climbing and mountaineering. They find themselves busy this time of year as climbers from novices to experts flock to the rocks in and around Garden of the Gods.

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