Climber Dies After Falling From Second Flatiron Near Boulder, CO

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The Second Flatiron is the one in the middle. Credit: Intricate Explorer | Unsplash

A man died Friday morning after falling from the Second Flatiron near Boulder, CO, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

According to Out There Colorado, the Second Flatiron is a popular spot for scrambling and free-soloing, both of which involve climbing without ropes or equipment.

The incident was reported at 8:45 am and crews arrived on the scene at 9:22 am. Efforts to resuscitate the man were made, but he was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:45 am.

The man has not yet been publicly identified.

The incident is being investigated, as is the protocol, but the death is thought to be accidental.

The Flatirons are rock formations in the western United States, near Boulder, Colorado, consisting of flatirons. There are five large, numbered Flatirons ranging from north to south (first through fifth, respectively) along the east slope of Green Mountain (elev. 8,148-ft), and the term “The Flatirons” sometimes refers to these five alone. Numerous additional named Flatirons are on the southern part of Green Mountain, Bear Peak, and among the surrounding foothills.

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Flatirons, Boulder, CO

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