Boneheads kept rescuers busy Tuesday
Multiple Rescues on Flagstaff Mountain and First Flatiron
On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at approximately 1645 hours, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, along with the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Rangers responded to the report of a 22-year old female who became stuck while scrambling on the the first Flatiron. The woman was not injured and eventually assisted back down to safety by Rocky Mountain Rescue Group members.
At about 1800 hours, a 16 year old female rock climber requested assistance in getting down off the first Flatiron as she fell while climbing the “Fandango” route and sustained a lower leg injury. Rocky Mountain Rescue responded and assisted the climber to safety.
At around the same time, another rescue was reported on the Green Ridge Trail off of Flagstaff Drive. A 52 year old male injured his leg and required assistance and advanced medical care. Rocky Mountain Rescue Group members responded and used a litter to carry the man to safety.
Although the Flatirons appear to be a low complexity climb, caution should be considered when climbing the higher sections of the iconic formations. The rock is typically slick, the slopes steep, and the climb quickly becomes treacherous without proper equipment and climbing knowledge.