Rock climber rescued after night in Colorado

Morrison is a popular bouldering area for climbers located on Colorado’s Front Range. Photo Credit: @2020 Google Maps.

A rock climber was rescued after dark on a steep slope near Morrison, Colorado on Thursday.

The West Metro Fire Rescue responded using a complicated, multi-tiered rope system to reach the climber who took a fall from a rock face about a mile up the trail. The climber was then carried back down the trail and transported to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No other details have been released at this time.

First responders not only put their own lives on the line while saving others, but are now facing elevated risks with the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. Special thanks to the West Metro Fire Rescue, Morrison Police Department, and the Jefferson County Open Space Rangers for their assistance in this technical rescue effort.

Whether it’s hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, or any other outdoor activity, never adventure out in the state alone. Always abide by the rules, perform safety checks, carry water, and tell a friend or family member exactly where you’re going and what time you plan to return.

Editor’s Note: Help fund search and rescue missions across the state of Colorado by purchasing a CORSAR card at  ihelpsearch.org. This is not an insurance card. By purchasing a card, you are helping reimburse teams for costs incurred in providing help to lost and injured hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, hunters, ATV riders, skiers, snowboarders, and more.

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