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Climber dies at Eldorado Canyon

Thad Friday was descending along the backside of the Bastille Wall when he fell about 300 to 400 feet, the sheriff's office said.
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Eldorado Canyon State Park

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A climber fell hundreds of feet and died while descending a wall at Eldorado Canyon State Park Thursday afternoon, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office said. 

Deputies said it happened just after 2 p.m. Witnesses told deputies a 48-year-old man was descending along the backside of the Bastille Wall when he fell about 300 to 400 feet. He died on the scene, deputies said. Rescue crews carrieed his body to the trailhead. 

The Boulder County coroner's office identified the climber as Thad Friday.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder County Coroner’s Office, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Mountain View Fire Protection District and Louisville Fire Protection District responded to the scene.

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