Fire crews rescue fallen climber stuck between rocks near Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Poudre Fire Authority rescued a fallen climber who found himself between a rock and a hard place Sunday afternoon.

Photo: Poudre Fire Rescue

Crews were dispatched to the popular Duncan’s Ridge climbing area just off Skyridge Lane shortly after 2 p.m.

The man was still attached to his climbing rope when he fell and friends were able to pull him to the top of a rock before crews arrived to offer medical assistance.

About 2:20 p.m., responders put the man into a specialized rescue basket and safely took him to a waiting ambulance.

Authorities with Poudre Fire Authority said the man suffered a moderate injury but was alert, conscious and talking when he was rescued.