Bailee Mulholland Death: Boulder woman falls 500 feet to her death during free-solo climb on the Four Aces of Blitzen Ridge.
The woman who died on Sunday after falling approximately 500 feet while free-solo climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park is now identified as 26-year-old Bailee Mulholland from Boulder, Colorado.
According to park officials, the incident happened on the eastern side of Ypsilon Mountain within the park, on the Four Aces of Blitzen Ridge.
Mulholland was climbing with her partner when the incident happened.
Her partner alerted park rangers via cell phone. The park asked a Colorado Air National Guard chopper stationed at Buckley Air Force Base to help because of his position.
The body was found early on Monday morning by members of the Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team who hiked to the area above Ypsilon Lake.
The body of the victim was transported by airlift to the medical examiner’s office.
Mulholland is remembered as an elite distance runner, Flatirons aficionado, high-end sport climber in the making, brilliant pastry chef, and awesome human being.
“It’s impossible to count the ways she brightened the lives of everyone around her. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. I will miss her very much indeed,” a tribute post shared via Facebook read.