BOULDER — Two University of Colorado Boulder students were rescued from the First Flatiron in Chautauqua Park Friday night, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.
BCSO said the two students became stuck while hiking just north of the Direct East Face route. They were stuck about two thirds of the way up and were wearing only tennis shoes, shorts and t-shirts.
A climber in the area of the First Flatironette heard the students calling for help and called 911.
The Boulder County Regional Communications Center received the report of the two stranded hikers around 6:00 p.m. Shortly after, City Open Space and Mountain Parks, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group responded. Members of the RMRG repelled to the hikers and assisted them in climbing to the top of the climb and exiting the rock. Neither of the hikers were injured.
BCSO said the whole incident, from the initial report to the victims being taken to the Bluebell Shelter, took approximately two hours and 40 minutes.