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By Adam F.
Nov 5, 2012
Anyone know more about a fatality in Eldo this weekend?

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Nov 5, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Other than this article stub from the Denver Post, no:

A 41-year-old man died after he fell up to 250 feet from a spot just below the Bastille Rock formation in Eldorado Canyon State Park last night, officials say.

The name of the climber, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has not been released.

It appears the fall was an accident and there is no evidence of foul play, according to Sgt. Lori Cox of the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

Rescuers were called to 9 Kneale Road at about 5:25 p.m.

Kirk Mitchell: 303-954-1206, kmitchell@denverpost.com or twitter.com/kmitchelldp


Other eyewitness reports:

The man was not wearing climbing gear when the body was found on the road below. A witness saw the man fall and said the man made no sound while falling.

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By Martin le Roux
From Superior, CO
Nov 5, 2012
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See this thread: mountainproject.com/v/fatality...

The Daily Camera had a short article. The latest update no longer says that the deceased was a climber or that this was a climbing accident. dailycamera.com/news/boulder/c...

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By Adam F.
Nov 5, 2012
Thanks for the update. Very sad. my condolences to the family.

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 2, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
There doesn't seem to be a follow up article identifying the victim. Did anyone else think about this again?

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By David Appelhans
From Lafayette
Dec 3, 2012
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Stich wrote:
There doesn't seem to be a follow up article identifying the victim. Did anyone else think about this again?


There is nothing more that needs to be said. The man was not climbing or free soloing. His identity has not been released but he has been identified and his family and friends know.

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 3, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
David Appelhans wrote:
There is nothing more that needs to be said. The man was not climbing or free soloing. His identity has not been released but he has been identified and his family and friends know.


Maybe there's nothing more to be said in your opinion, David, but not in an absolute sense. I was honestly curious to know this man's story if anyone was privy to it. You perhaps aren't, and maybe the experience you had there that day was sufficiently disturbing to you that you would rather not know. That's your choice.

If you have nothing more to add, then you can walk away from the conversation.

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By Wayne
From Superior, CO
Dec 3, 2012
Last article I saw was one saying no foul play, and no climbing gear was on body. Draw your own conclusions.

dailycamera.com/ci_21955801/bo...

I have to agree with David wanting to forget about this. I was further away than him, but the strange sound of the impact is seared into my memory. It wasn't a climbing accident and not much to be learned.

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By Stich
From Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dec 3, 2012
Coffee after freezing our asses off near James Pea...
Thanks for the link.

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By CJC
Dec 3, 2012
Wayne wrote:
It wasn't a climbing accident and not much to be learned.


maybe if you see someone up there or heading up there that looks distraught take a second and see if you can help them?

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By Dankasaurus
From Lyons, CO
Dec 3, 2012
CJC wrote:
maybe if you see someone up there or heading up there that looks distraught take a second and see if you can help them?



This is an astute comment that I agree with.

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