Teen Falls to Death on Boulder's First Flatiron

A 17-year-old, climbing alone, tumbled 100 feet from one of Boulder's iconic rock formations.
Flatirons in Boulder, CO

Boulder's Flatirons are popular to climb for locals and visitors alike—but also dangerous.

In the first accidental climbing death in the Flatirons in nine years, a 17-year-old appears to have fallen from the First Flatiron after free-soloing the popular rock face. A hiker discovered the body above Blue Bell Shelter in Chautauqua Park.