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Highway 6 reopens in Clear Creek Canyon after recovery of fallen rock climber

Highway 6 closed for climber rescue Jan 19 2022
Highway 6 closed for climber rescue Jan 19 2022
Highway 6 closed for climber rescue Jan 19 2022
Posted at 12:37 PM, Jan 19, 2022

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — All lanes of Highway 6 in Clear Creek Canyon reopened around 3:05 p.m. at Tunnel One after a multi-hour closure as crews worked to recover a fallen rock climber.

Around 12:16 p.m., the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office announced crews were dispatched to the area for a technical rock rescue. One hour later, the sheriff's office said technical rescue teams had reached the fallen climber and it was now a recovery operation.

The Golden Fire Department, Arvada Fire Protection District and Alpine Rescue Team assisted in the recovery operation.