Thursday, September 21, 2023

Climbing and Outdoor News from Here and Abroad - 9/21/2023


--There was a fatal rappelling accident on the Inspiration-Methow (5.9, III) route in Mazama over the weekend, but information is sparse.

--GoSkagit is reporting that, "the North Cascades National Park announced in a news release Monday that it has reopened several trails, areas and camps that had been closed by the Sourdough Fire." To read more, click here.

--Gripped is reporting on some rare ascents of remote alpine walls in British Columbia. To read about the climbs, click here.

--Here's a piece on staying safe on the trails during hunting season.

Colorado and Utah:

--Climbing is reporting that, "A 30-year-old woman from Grand Junction, Colorado, is in critical condition after a fall and dramatic rescue which occurred on Monday, September 11, on The Great White Wall (IV 5.10d; 1,300ft) in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park." To read more, click here.

--The Deseret News is reporting that, "just months after buying into a minority ownership position of Utah’s Powder Mountain Resort, Netflix co-founder and longtime CEO Reed Hastings has ascended to majority owner of the facility by way of a new $100 million investment announced Wednesday." To read more, click here.

--The Colorado Sun is reporting that, "The federal board in charge of naming geographic places on public land voted Friday to approve Mount Blue Sky as a replacement name for Mount Evans, effective immediately." Mt. Evans was originally named for a Colorado territorial governor that was responsible for the massacre of indigenous peoples. To read more, click here.

Notes from All Over:

--Gripped is reporting from a Virginia rock gym: "A climber forgot to clip into an auto-belay, climbed to the top of the route and then sat back, thinking that he was clipped in. Hector Diffut then fell to the ground and suffered serious leg injuries." To read more, click here.

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