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Aspen climber who died ID'd as Kentucky man

Posted at 11:25 PM, Sep 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-01 01:25:21-04

A climber who died while bouldering near Aspen has been identified as Travis Boyle, 41, of Union, Kentucky.

Authorities say Boyle was bouldering on Christiana Peak near Aspen and fell about 200 feet to his death when a piece of rock he was using as a hold flaked off.

The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office said Boyle was not using a rope when he fell Monday afternoon.

The Aspen Times reports that after the fall, his climbing partner became stranded on the cliff band at 12,751 feet and was lowered to safety about 11 p.m. Monday after members of Mountain Rescue Aspen reached him.

Boyle's body was recovered Tuesday.

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