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Falling Rock, No Hard Hat, Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall

FALLING ROCK, NO HARD HAT

Colorado, Eldorado Canyon State Park, Red Garden Wall

On June 12, 1994, a climber (22) was top-roping on the Red Garden Wall when he loosened a six inch rock, which then hit him in the head. He was lowered to the ground and taken to his car by friends. He controlled the bleeding himself, using a 4 x 4 bandage and direct pressure. He refused an ambulance. However, he could not find his car keys, so a ranger took him to Boulder Community Hospital. (Source: Steve Muelhauser, Park Ranger)