Boulder man who died free solo climb El Dorado canon best-known

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office on Monday best-known the man who died Saturday after falling roughly 100 feet piece climb in El Dorado canon State Park as Robert Dergay, 48, of Boulder.

Witnesses according that Dergay was free soloing — a form of rock climb without the use of any ropes, harnesses or other protective instrumentality — the popular Bastille Crack alone when he fell. Emergency responders were first called around 7:49 p.m. Saturday, according to Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Andy Smith.

El Dorado canon, southwest of Boulder, has cliffs as high as 700 feet, according to Colorado Parks and life. The American Alpine Institute tax the formation as one of North America’s 50 classic climbs. In 2012, a 41-year-old man died after falling an estimated 250 feet from the top of the Bastille rock formation.

The coroner’s office aforementioned the cause of death is unfinished further investigation.

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