Climber injured in 50- to 60-foot fall at ‘The Dome’ in Boulder Canyon

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A man was injured after he fell 50 to 60 feet at a popular spot in Boulder Canyon on Saturday morning, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said.

The 27-year-old man and two women were climbing at “The Dome” when he lost his footing and fell. A sheriff’s office said the man hit some large rocks as he fell.

Members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue group were scouting the area looking for a training site when the man fell. They were able to reach him and start helping him within minutes.

The man was conscious, breathing and able to speak with emergency personnel when he was taken to a hospital in a ground ambulance.

'The Dome' is near the mouth of Boulder Canyon