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By Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Nov 2, 2012
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stiletto, Sharkstooth, Forbidden Tower, Petit Grepon, The Saber, The Foil, The Moon & The Jackknife.

The Daily Camera is reporting a hiker-related fatality in Eldo.

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By Rob Kepley
From Westminster,CO
Nov 2, 2012
Yosemite Valley..

This is confusing.. I was up at seal rock in the flatirons this morning.


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By David Appelhans
From Lafayette
Nov 2, 2012
Imaginate

The Camera is wrong, I was there. It was a fall from the top of the Bastille and the person was wearing tennis shoes not climbing shoes, and no climbing gear. I won't speculate on if the fall was an accident or intentional, but it was not someone climbing. The deceased was an approximately 45 year old male who was alone.


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By CJC
Nov 2, 2012

holy crap that's horrible. the top of the bastille?

how'd they come up with seal rock anyway? everyone knows the bastille what a bizarre mistake.


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By Greg Miller
From boulder, co
Nov 2, 2012

my girlfriend and i passed two different people on the fowler trail around 450pm.. the one guy didnt say hi, was wearing tennis shoes, jeans, maybe an orange shirt, glasses?....


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By Mark Wyss
From Denver, CO
Nov 3, 2012
Mt. Baker

I was up in Eldo yesterday and saw some fire trucks, etc on the descent from Ruper around that time. They were there for a while and by the time I got back down to the road police and ambulances were there as well. There was a light at the top of the bastille. Didn't see much. Inquired and got a vague "not serious, still under investigation" answer so didn't pry. Understandable response.

Regardless of the circumstances, condolences to his family and friends. I hate when I hear about this sort of stuff happening.


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By B immele
From Louisville, Colorado
Nov 4, 2012

Disregard anything about Seal Rock. Not close. Flatirons 101 class may be needed here.

RIP for the person involved.


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By Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Jan 31, 2013
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stiletto, Sharkstooth, Forbidden Tower, Petit Grepon, The Saber, The Foil, The Moon & The Jackknife.

Death ruled a suicide


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By CJC
Jan 31, 2013

had a feeling that was the case. thanks for the update marc.


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By JCDubDub
From Nevada City
Feb 10, 2014

As it turns out the guy was a pretty serious climber. Family has recently started to sell off some of his items. I picked up some of his worn out old guide books...lotsa notes. sad. sad. sad.


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By Alex Mason
Feb 11, 2014
Ouray fun!

very sad to hear thoughts to all involved


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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Feb 11, 2014
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Peak.

Did anyone know Stephen Louthan?


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