A 63-year-old Boulder man as rescued from a fall at Rocky Mountain National Park on Friday (August 30), according to a Rocky Mountain National Park press release.

He had taken a 15-20 foot roped fall while climbing the Englishman’s Route on Hallett Peak. He was about four pitches up the route when the fall occurred.

The Boulder man suffered serious injuries.

He was initially aided by his climbing partner and bystanders. Rocky Mountain National Park paramedics also provided medical care.

A Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base was used and the man was eventually flown to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.

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