This morning, we posted the story below written by CBC describing a fall that occurred in Cheakamus Canyon on Sunday morning. According to outside sources, it was reported that the climber was on a new multi-pitch in the area called Centurion. The climber was on pitch one when a huge rock pulled off the route and severed the climber’s rope causing him to fall to the ground. Sources indicated that the climber was not badly injured but did sustain some injury due to the fall.
UPDATE: New sources indicated that climber was on a route in the same area as Centurion and sounds like it was the route Dingo Ate My Baby. According to sources, the climbers were at the start of the second pitch when the climber on lead pulled on a flake that he suspected was a little loose, the block fell and cut the climber’s rope. The climber sustained a broken arm, a big cut on his calf, and a sore back.
Picture of the six pitch Centurion. Photo: Sendage ©
Photo: Sendage ©
The original story by CBC can be found below.
Hiker falls 9 metres while climbing rockface near Squamish
A rescue operation stalled traffic along the Sea-to-Sky Highway Sunday morning after a hiker fell 9 metres onto a ledge while scaling a rockface in the Cheakamus Canyon north of Squamish.
Search and Rescue officials say the man, in his mid-40s, was on a rope being guided by his partner from the ground when he fell around 10:30 a.m. PT. They estimated he fell about 30 feet or 9 metres.
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