Geological engineers are in the process of compiling their findings on the Squamish Chief rocklside and an update is anticipated in the next few days, the District of Squamish said in its latest update.
Meanwhile, the Mamquam Forest Service Road is open but the climbing access trail to Angel’s Crest is closed until further notice, but all hiking trails in the Chief are open including the Sea to Summit trail that leads to the top of the gondola.
There were no reported injuries after a large boulder fell off from the Squamish Chief and triggered a rockslide at approximately 11:50am on Sunday morning near the North Walls area of the north peak, close to a climbing route called Northern Lights.
“At this time we have no reason to believe there’s any injury,” said Staff Sgt. Brian Cummings of the Squamish RCMP on Sunday evening.
Meanwhile, CBC reported that close to 10 climbers were just metres away from the massive rock slide and all made it safely, according to Squamish Search and Rescue.
BC Parks manager Katy Chambers said the climbers were on a route called Angel’s Crest on the North Walls area when the 1,000 cubic metre granite slab fell away.
“All climbers that we know have been accounted for,” she told The Early Edition‘s Rick Cluff.. “All vehicles have been accounted for in the area.”