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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.

dailycamera.com/news/boulder/c...

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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
rockymountainrescue.org/index....

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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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