Officials from the Summit County Rescue Group and the Summit County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call involving two climbers stranded on Mount Royal Tuesday night, May 27, outside of Frisco.
The pair — described as men in their 20s visiting the area from out of state — were reported to be experienced climbers but unfamiliar with the area. They told rescuers they had climbed up a series of steep pitches on the front of the mountain shortly before sunset, using ropes and proper equipment. Rescuers said the pair then failed to take the correct hiking trail back down from the summit and found themselves on what they thought was an alternate route. Continue reading