So I went up the Stawamus Chief again today (well – most of it), making it back down just in time to miss the lightning that came sweeping across Squamish minutes later. On the way up I was amazed to see the aftermath of an extensive rockslide. Reading up on the wonderful web, it seems the event occurred on Thursday evening around 6pm, and narrowly missed a group of hikers making the descent. 20 tonnes of rock had all but demolished one of the wooden stair sections.
The above-linked article also tells me that “In addition to the rockfall, BC Parks advises that the overhang corners above the Flats on the Grand Wall are closed to climbers because falcons have been spotted nesting on the Grand Wall route.” Typical birds! Don’t they realize the season’s underway?