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Injured climber rescued in Little Cottonwood Canyon

A hiker is assisted by rescuers after falling from a climbing wall in Little Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake County. Photo: Salt Lake County Sheriff Search and Rescue

SALT LAKE CITY —  A climber with a broken ankle was rescued Saturday morning by the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue.

Officials said two climbers were on a route called Jesus or Jeopardy, on a wall known as The Egg, when one climber fell near one of the route’s upper bolts. That climber hit a small ledge during the fall, breaking his ankle.

Photo: Salt Lake County Search and Rescue

His climbing partner was able to lower the injured man and then call for help. 

According to a statement, after search and rescue officials arrived on the scene and splintered the man’s broken ankle, they set up a system to lower the hiker the last 100 feet off of the wall.

Photo: Salt Lake County Search and Rescue

He was then transported using a litter and wheel and was returned to the main parking area.

Photo: Salt Lake County Search and Rescue