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Rock climber in Clear Creek Canyon seriously injured after 80 foot fall

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Posted at 3:29 PM, Nov 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-11 17:31:46-05

GOLDEN, Colo. -- A rock climber in Clear Creek Canyon suffered serious injuries after falling 80 feet Friday morning.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office said the climber, a man in his late 20s, was not wearing any gear when he fell. A passerby called 911.

Rescue crews had to hike into the area where the man was climbing a sheer rock formation in the canyon just west of the tunnel.

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