At 6:15 p.m. yesterday, Saturday, September 19, park rangers were notified by climbers who witnessed a man take a tumbling fall from the summit of Batman Rock to the base. The 24 year old male from Vancouver, British Columbia was hiking and scouting several climbing routes. He was standing near the edge when he slipped. He was not roped in.
Park rangers reached the man an hour later. The man did not have life threatening injuries but was not ambulatory. Park rangers spent the night with the man and operations to evacuate him began this morning. The technical rescue took place over steep and rocky terrain.
Fifty people were involved with the litter carry out. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members were assisted by Rocky Mountain Rescue and Larimer County Search and Rescue. The team reached the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead at 2:30 p.m. and the man was transferred to an ambulance with Estes Park Medical Center.