First responders rescued a fallen climber and a group of stranded hikers Saturday in Eldorado Canyon State Park in Boulder County.
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The Boulder County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the man who died Saturday after falling roughly 100 feet while climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park as Robert Dergay, 48, of Boulder.

Witnesses reported that Dergay was free soloing — a form of rock climbing without the use of any ropes, harnesses or other protective equipment — 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.

Eldorado Canyon, southwest of Boulder, has cliffs as high as 700 feet, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The American Alpine Institute rates 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 said the cause of death is pending further investigation.

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