Injured Climber’s Harrowing Night on Squamish Chief: Latest Updates and Squamish Chief News
A climber had to spend a night on the Stawamus Chief Mountain after injuring her leg in a fall. The incident happened on Saturday.
SAR manager BJ Chute said crews received a call about a woman who had injured her leg after a fall at the Chief. She was with her partner when this incident happened. Both were advised by SAR to stay and wait until the morning for the rescue.
“Rope rescue at night would have been challenging, so they were extracted in the morning with a helicopter longline,” Chute said.
The woman and her partner were quite well prepared to stay the night at the Chief, he added. SAR also attended an incident at Murrin Park where a climber had fallen and injured her ankle. Squamish SAR members, Fire Rescue, and BC Ambulance Service hiked in and carried her out to safety.
Meanwhile, many climbing areas at Chief remain closed due to rockfall.
Due to multiple rockfalls in the North Wall, Slhanay, Grand Wall, and Western Dihedrals climbing areas of Stawamus Chief, a large number of climbing routes and bouldering areas are currently closed until further notice, says BC Parks.
Efforts are underway to assess and remove hazards in the hopes of opening some of these areas soon. “Follow all signage and respect the closure areas for your safety as well as the safety of our Park staff and Squamish Search and Rescue volunteers,” says BC Parks.