A climber in the Capitol Peak area fell about 200 feet to his death Monday, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office said.
A climber who died while bouldering near Aspen has been identified as 41-year-old Travis Boyle of Union, Kentucky.
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office got the call around 5:45 p.m. Monday from a climber in the Capitol Peak area. The climber told authorities that in addition to the man who fell, a third climber was stranded on a cliff band above the deceased. The climbing party walked out around 10:30 a.m.
The rescue volunteers were taken into the wilderness by a helicopter provided by Flight for Life out of Frisco around 7:50 p.m., according to the statement.
Boyle died from the fall.
Christiana Peak is in the Capitol Peak vicinity and has an elevation of twelve-thousand-fifty-one (12751) feet. The rescuers then brought the person down to Capitol Lake.
The recovery mission will continue Tuesday morning in order to recover the body of the fallen climber.