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.
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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.