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RMRG is a fully
accredited Mountain Rescue Association (MRA) team

For rescue assistance, call 911 or Boulder County Sheriff's dispatch
(303) 441-4444

Thanks to our supporters:
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Accident Analysis and Rescue Reports

Rock Climbing Rescues: Causes, Injuries, and Trends in Boulder County, Colorado "in press" summer 2012 Wilderness Emergency Medicine Journal)

Rock Climbing Rescues in Boulder County, Colorado and Eldorado Canyon State Park, Colorado, 1998 - 2011

Yellow Spur June 22, 2010 Fatal Rope Failure Investigation, Detailed analysis of rope failure.

Accident victim account of a fall on steep snow, and subsequent evacuation, Rocky Mountain National Park, January 29, 2011:
The Luckiest Saturday of My Life

Rescue of an injured climber off the Redguard Route, Eldorado Springs Canyon State Park: June 26, 2010:
Narrative description with photos of the rescue operation involving an unusually long cliff evacuation.

Rescue of injured climber, Eldorado Springs Canyon State Park: April 27, 2008:
Narrative description with photos of a complex rescue of an injured climber from a mid-cliff ledge.

See our Avalanche Page for analysis of avalanche accidents.

Climbing - Anchor Failure
In 2000, a climbing anchor that included a taped-over splice of nylon webbing, along with an improperly clipped section, led to its failure and the death of a climber at Happy Hour Crag in Boulder Canyon. Download a presentation on the accident (17 pp, PDF, 500 KB).


This page is superseded Visit our current web site at http://RockyMountainRescue.org

Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Inc.
3720 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80301, USA

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