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squeeks


Feb 25, 2002, 6:27 PM
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climber died on the first flat iron
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i dont know the specifics yet but i heard yesterday that a climber fell from the first flat iron in boulder colorado a day or two ago. ill post details when i find them.


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Feb 25, 2002, 6:46 PM
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That sucks, Keep us informed on it... and why he died. With the recent death in Boulder Canyon (Mike will be dearly missed.) and this one on the flatiron we all need to be reminded to watch what the hell you are doing.


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Feb 25, 2002, 9:10 PM
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I'm not sure what happened or if this had anything to do with the death, but on Saturday the 23rd, I was bouldering at the One-Arm Boulders off the side of Flagstaff Mountain road. An ambulance rushed by and later while I was going down the mountain, it followed us slowly down without its sirens on.

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Feb 25, 2002, 9:19 PM
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I guess the ambulance had nothing to do with the death. The following was taken from www.denverpost.com.


"Also on Sunday, a 31-year-old man fell at least 90 feet from the first, and highest, Flatiron while apparently climbing alone, according to Boulder park ranger Valerie Tierce. She said a hiker approached her about 1:15 p.m. to report the victim lying face down about 30 feet from the base of the first Flatiron. The victim was identified today as Glenn Bunch, 31, of Glendale.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. The accident was the first death of 2002 on the popular climbing spot, Tierce said. "


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Feb 25, 2002, 10:21 PM
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Thats really horrible guys...it's things like this that should make us stop and realize that as awesome as this sport really is...no matter how good you are, it has the ability to become extremely dangersous very quickly. Please as a favor between us all...always check everything twice, with at least four eyes! I'll be praying for the families of those guys...and for all of you!!!


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