UPDATE: The rock climber has been rescued and Highway 6 has reopened.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Part of Highway 6 through Clear Creek Canyon closed for several hours as crews performed a high angle rescue for an injured rock climber.
According to Golden Fire Rescue the rock climber’s injuries aren’t considered critical. To perform the rescue, crews had to close down Highway 6 from Highway 58 to Highway 119. It’s remained closed for about four hours.
Because Clear Creek is partially frozen, crews are using a ladder and a boat to move the patient across once they are moved off the steep incline.
Rescue crews did not provide further details on how the accident happened.