Posted: Sep 25, 2013 8:44 PM by KBZK News
Updated: Sep 25, 2013 8:45 PM
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013;
New information is available on the condition of the climber who was seriously injured in a fall in Hyalite Canyon.
As of Wednesday morning, officials at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings say 22-year-old Michael Parker is in good condition.
On Saturday, Parker fell about 30 to 40 feet from Practice Rock in Hyalite Canyon.
Parker's family says in addition to a head injury and a broken ankle, he also suffered a broken lumbar vertebrae.
He was airlifted to Billings on Saturday where he was scheduled for surgery.
Officials say Parker fell after failing to secure his three anchor points.
It took more than 35 rescuers about an hour and a half to get the injured climber off the side of the mountain due to the rough terrain.
This is the same area where a Gallatin County sheriff's deputy fell to his death while climbing earlier this month.