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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...
Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 22, 2009
161 points
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.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
927 points
May 4, 2012
Pebble 1, Wrestler 0.

''It was not immediately clear how Chapman became trapped under the boulder. "
Rob Dillon
Joined Mar 22, 2002
993 points
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. Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 22, 2009
161 points
May 4, 2012
They assigned the wrong writer. Rob Dillon
Joined Mar 22, 2002
993 points
May 5, 2012
rockymountainrescue.org/index.... clint dillard
From Louisville, Co
Joined Oct 9, 2003
23 points
May 5, 2012
Bocan
hmmm...wonder where that is near. Anyone recognize that boulder?

Looks like that must have hurt pretty good.
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
927 points
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. Mark Wiranowski
Joined Jul 26, 2009
13 points
May 5, 2012
So, lets see it. Who else boulders with a helmet on? Willie Wilson
From America
Joined Aug 1, 2010
48 points
May 5, 2012
rescuers provide a helmet for the extrication, and sometimes a martini. Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,494 points
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. =(
Tony T.
From Denver, CO
Joined Jul 29, 2009
46 points
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.
Jeff Chrisler
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 22, 2009
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