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Fallen climber rescued from Lone Eagle Peak in serious condition

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A climber is rescued from Lone Eagle Peak by a helicopter on Sunday, July 1.
Courtesy / GCSAR

A fallen climber who experienced serious injuries was rescued Sunday from Lone Eagle Peak, located about seven miles from Monarch Lake, according to Grand County Search and Rescue.

Grand County Search and Rescue responded to a SPOT activation — an alert from a two-way satellite messenger — originating in the afternoon from the peak, which is located in Indian Peaks Wilderness and considered a popular multi-pitch technical climb.

A climber who was with two others had fallen 20 feet then rolled another 10 feet from the final pitch of the peak, according to Search and Rescue officials.

The climbers were located by Flight for Life, who also flew several search and rescue members up into the valley.

A Blackhawk helicopter was then deployed from Buckley Air Force Base along with several members of Rocky Mountain Rescue. They were able to complete a hoist operation, evacuating the patient to Granby Airport for transfer to Flight for Life.

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