Jefferson County, Co. – On May 17, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a climber that had fallen in Clear Creek Canyon.
The climber is a 50-year-old man from Denver and was climbing with a number of friends just east of Tunnel 2 on Highway 6. It is estimated that he fell about 40 feet, resulting in critical injuries. The man, who was not wearing a helmet at the time, was transported to a local hospital by Flight for Life.
The technical rescue was conducted by the Golden Fire Department with assistance from American Medical Response, Jefferson County Open Space Park Rangers and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Highway 6 was closed west of Highway 93 for about 3 hours.