Free-solo climber dies after falling hundreds of feet from ridge in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park

July 12, 2023

A 26-year-old woman from Boulder, Colorado, died after falling approximately 500 feet while free-solo climbing a ridge in the state’s Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday, the park said.

The unidentified woman’s 27-year-old climbing partner called park rangers to report his partner had fallen from Blitzen Ridge on Ypsilon Mountain, the National Park Service said in a release Monday. CNN