Boulder climber rescued after falling 80-100 feet in Rocky Mountain National Park

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — A Boulder woman was airlifted out of Rocky Mountain National Park after she fell 80 to 100 feet in a rock climbing accident Tuesday.

The woman from Boulder was climbing a route called Deep Freeze near The Loch on Thatchtop Mountain when she fell about 11 a.m., the park said in a news release.

Her climbing partner called 911 for help.

Park officials said the woman suffered several injuries but was conscious when park rangers reached her at 2:30 p.m. She was lowered down a steep scree slope to an air ambulance, which was waiting on a frozen lake.

The Loch is 3 miles from the Glacier Gorge trail head.

She was transported to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.

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