A climber died Tuesday after falling about 85 feet from a cliff at Red Rock Canyon Open Space in Colorado Springs.
The man carried no identification, police said.
He was climbing in a prohibited area blocked off by a 6-foot-high chain-link fence and fell about 12:30 p.m. from a cliff near the Red Rock Canyon trail, witnesses said.
The climber was dead when police arrived. Officers estimated that the man was in his mid-60s.
An officer was flagged down on U.S. 24 at 31st Street.
A lane of the highway was closed but reopened about 5 p.m., police Lt. Daniel Thompson said.
Recent rainfall might have contributed to slippery conditions on the cliff, police said.