April 22, 2024

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Climber on rescue from Boulder Flatirons with cat: “She was 100% calm”

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Cat and two climbers rescued from First Flatiron. (Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Rescue Group)
Cat and two climbers rescued from First Flatiron. (Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Rescue Group)

A couple of months ago, Austin Wolff saw someone free soloing the Second Flatiron with their cat and thought, “That would be kind of cool.”

So on Thursday night, the day before Wolff left Colorado for his home state of Texas, he invited a friend to join him and his 2-year-old cat Link on an adventure up one of Boulder’s most popular climbing spots.

“I was getting ready to leave Colorado and I’m like, ‘I kinda need to do this prior to leaving,’” Wolff, 30, said. “So the day before I was like, ‘Let’s go climb the First Flatiron.’ So Wednesday, I was like ‘I gotta do it, I’ve got one last opportunity to be up here.’”

Wolff, Link and friend Susan Katz began the climb…

Nicky Andrews

2024-04-03 11:25:38

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