Two Boulder men hurt in climbing fall |

Two Boulder men hurt in climbing fall

ELDORADO SPRINGS, Colorado ” The Boulder Sheriff’s office says one rock climber suffered two broken legs after he was struck by a rock that slipped from his partner’s hands above him after he fell.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Marci Linton says the man with the broken legs was airlifted to St. Anthony Central Hospital. He was identified as 25-year-old Chris Klinga. His climbing partner was 38-year-old Chris Lee. Both men are from Boulder.

Linton says Lee was leading the climb and Klinga was below him Sunday afternoon. Linton says Klinga used the rope and brake system to stop Lee’s fall. Linton says Lee hiked out of the climbing area to get help. He was taken to Boulder Community Hospital.

Initial reports said one of climbers fell 30 feet and landed on top of his partner below.

The men were at Eldorado Canyon State Park.

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