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