Custer County SAR rescues climber from Crestone Needle

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CUSTER COUNTY, Colo. — Custer County Search and Rescue safely rescued a climber from Crestone Needle early Thursday morning, according to the agency.

SAR said the person was off-route and became cliffed out at 13,050′, west of the standard route. DFPC’s Canon City Helitack assisted with the rescue.

The mission was successfully completed around 2 a.m. Thursday, according to the agency.

The search and rescue team said they cannot emphasize enough, the need for advanced route-finding skills and navigational tools when attempting this peak.

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