Local news outlets are reporting that one climber has died on Crown Mountain, located near Grouse Mountain on the North Shore.
According to CBC, two climbers were attempting the route Widowmaker Arete (5.9) but found themselves off route when the lead climber fell, pulling four pieces of placed protection and falling approx 75 meters before hitting a ledge below the belay. The report concludes that the fallen climber was found on the bottom of the cliff face with his partner 60 meters up on a belay ledge. According to the report, the climber suffered third degree burns on his hands. No names were reported in the article.
CTV reported that the climbers were on the second pitch of the climb when the climber fell while CBC reported that the climber approx. 15 meters above his partner when the fall occurred.
All reports indicate that the body of the climber was recovered by North Shore rescue and now in the hands of BC Coroner services.