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Fatality in Eldo (not climbing related)
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Nov 2, 2012
The Daily Camera is reporting a hiker-related fatality in Eldo.

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Marc H
From Denver
Joined May 10, 2007
20 points
Nov 2, 2012
This is confusing.. I was up at seal rock in the flatirons this morning. Rob Kepley
From Westminster,CO
Joined Dec 28, 2005
670 points
Nov 2, 2012
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. David Appelhans
From Medford, MA
Joined Nov 11, 2007
140 points
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.
Cornelius Jefferson
Joined Apr 5, 2006
75 points
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?.... gregmiller7
Joined Aug 27, 2006
340 points
Nov 3, 2012
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.
Mark Wyss
From Denver, CO
Joined Jan 1, 2001
105 points
Nov 4, 2012
Disregard anything about Seal Rock. Not close. Flatirons 101 class may be needed here.

RIP for the person involved.
B immele
From Louisville, Colorado
Joined Feb 5, 2006
15 points
Jan 31, 2013
Death ruled a suicide Marc H
From Denver
Joined May 10, 2007
20 points
Jan 31, 2013
had a feeling that was the case. thanks for the update marc. Cornelius Jefferson
Joined Apr 5, 2006
75 points
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. JCDubDub
From Nevada City
Joined May 22, 2011
0 points
Feb 11, 2014
very sad to hear thoughts to all involved Alex Mason
From Denver
Joined Jan 22, 2013
30 points
Feb 11, 2014
Did anyone know Stephen Louthan? Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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