Man Found Dead at Boulder Climbing Gym


1/28/14 — On Monday, January 27, a climber was declared dead after being found unresponsive at the Boulder Rock Club, according to the Daily Camera, a news outlet in Boulder, Colorado.

The climber was found in an area where he could have been bouldering up to 14 feet. He appeared to be in his 60s, and the cause of death is still unknown.

Around 2 p.m., staff members and other climbers found the man unresponsive and seemingly uninjured on the floor after hearing what they thought was someone falling. CPR was performed on the man until paramedics arrived and transported him to Boulder Community Hospital where he was declared dead.

The co-owner of the Boulder Rock Club, John Bicknell, said that nobody witnessed what happened since the gym was fairly quiet at the time. Therefore, it is unsure whether the fall was a cause in the death or if he had a previous medical issue.

His identity has not yet been released. Once an autopsy and investigation is completed, officials will determine the cause of the death.

Bicknell told the Daily Camera, “Everybody at the Boulder Rock Club is saddened and shocked by this.”



Comments

A very tragic accident, especially considering the amazing contributions this person made to the Colorado climbing community. He was one of the first stewards of climbing access and dedicated his life to reducing our impact on the crags and cliffs we climb on. He will be greatly missed!

Chris - 01/29/2014 12:05:19

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