Climber falls 30 feet from Royal Arch Trail

An early morning view of The Flatirons above Chautauqua Park in Boulder.

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – A climber fell 30 feet near the area of the Royal Arch Trail at the Flatirons Saturday afternoon.

The call came just before 4 p.m. reporting that a 22-year-old man had been hiking the Royal Arch Trail with some friends.

At one point, they scrambled up a rock to eat lunch. When they were climbing back down, the man slipped and tumbled.

Rescuers got the man down to the waiting ambulance at about 4:45 p.m.

According to the Boulder Sheriff, the climber suffered only minor injuries and was transported to Boulder Community Hospital for treatment.

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