Injured Climber Rescued From 3rd Flatiron

Man Injured His Back During Rappel

Rescue teams spent the night rescuing a man and his teenage son from the 3rd flatiron in Boulder.

Kevin Mines, 53, and his 16-year-old son went rock climbing on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

Hours later, during a rappel, Mines injured his back and was unable to get off the flatiron, officials said.

Mines called for help at 10:16 p.m.

Rescuers from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Alpine Rescue Team, Boulder Mountain Parks and Open Space, Pridemark Paramedics, and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office responded.

Officials said it took hours, but they evacuated Mines and took him to the hospital. Officials said Mines' injury is not considered life-threatening.

Mines' son was safely assisted down, and he was not hurt, officials said.