On Friday afternoon a 36-year-old climber from Golden, Colorado, fell approximately 40 feet on Sundance Buttress, a popular climbing feature in the Lumpy Ridge area on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. At the time of the fall he was approximately 350 feet up the route. The climber suffered numerous injuries.
The patient was placed in a "Bauman Bag" with an attendant on the end of the rope. They were both flown to a nearby meadow. The man was then taken by ambulance to Estes Park Medical Center.
Rocky Mountain National Park rangers expressed appreciation for the support from the Rocky Mountain Area Incident Management Team A in providing the helicopter and crew for this rescue operation, as well as the guide who lowered the man 350 feet, greatly assisting park rangers in this technical rescue.