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Climber dies Monday in N Cheyenne Canyon

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jul 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 09:58:40-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — A climber died Monday in Cheyenne Canyon, on the west side of Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department received a call around 10:15 Monday morning about a climber who had fallen and was stranded approximately 100 feet off the ground.

CSFD said the experienced climber was using ropes and safety gear and was climbing with a partner, who was below him on the ground. He fell approximately 50 feet.

Rescuers approached the climber from above and rappelled down. When they reached the man, they discovered he had no vital signs.

Crews were able to recover the body later Monday afternoon. N Cheyenne Canyon Rd was blocked near Helen Hunt Falls while crews worked.

No further information is available at this time. The investigation into the climber's death continues.