Climber falls to his death in Boulder Canyon; 2 hikers injured

Climbing routes on Boulderado. Photo by Courtesy of The Mountain Project (

BOULDER -- A 28-year-old man died Monday in Boulder Canyon after he fell an estimated 70 feet from atop the Boulderado rock formation while attempting to secure a rope for other climbers, Boulder emergency officials said.

The man, whose identity has not been released, fell from the popular climbing formation shortly after 3 p.m., said Sgt. Lance Enholm with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

The man landed on the roadway.

A hiker suffered serious injuries after falling about 30 feet in the Dream Canyon area, Enholm told the Daily Camera.

The 50-year-old man suffered compound fractures to his legs.

The third person required assistance after injuring a shoulder, Enholm said.

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