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Boulder rescuers free climber from under 1,800-pound boulder on Flagstaff Mountain
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By Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
May 4, 2012

Does anyone have anymore information on this? Was he working on a problem or just climbing around? It would be interesting to see if a well known boulder just moved.

www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_20542245/boulder-rescuer>>>


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
May 4, 2012
Bocan

So if he was trapped would that really make him a "free" climber? Or would it be a trapped climber goes free?

Either way, I couldn't even begin to think of what boulder that could have been.


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By Rob Dillon
May 4, 2012

Pebble 1, Wrestler 0.

''It was not immediately clear how Chapman became trapped under the boulder. "


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By Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
May 4, 2012

Ha! Yes, the Daily Camera although being in a very climbing-centric town, doesn't seem to be good with the climbing lingo.


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By Rob Dillon
May 4, 2012

They assigned the wrong writer.


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By clint dillard
From Louisville, Co
May 5, 2012

www.rockymountainrescue.org/index.php


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By Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
May 5, 2012
Bocan

hmmm...wonder where that is near. Anyone recognize that boulder?

Looks like that must have hurt pretty good.


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By Mark Wiranowski
May 5, 2012

The rescue teams were staging out of the parking lot at the turnoff to the amphitheater and heading north of the road. I think the gate was still closed, but I imagine search and rescue could have opened it if necessary. I'm not sure what bouldering is 1/2 mile from that parking lot.


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By Willie Wilson
From America
May 5, 2012

So, lets see it. Who else boulders with a helmet on?


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By Buff Johnson
May 5, 2012
smiley face

rescuers provide a helmet for the extrication, and sometimes a martini.


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By Tony T.
From Denver, CO
May 6, 2012
Getting up the Great Dihedral on Hallet Peak, RMNP.

Yes, SAR will usually, if not always, provide a helmet. Seriously!? That's your criticism?

That looks like it hurt like hell and I wouldn't wish that on anyone. I'm glad he(she?) survived and won't loose the leg. Yikes. The picture really drives it home. =(


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By Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
May 7, 2012

Wow, that is a big rock to fall. The chap is seriously lucky this didn't land on him any worse than that.

Thanks for the RMRG posting w/ additional info.


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