Officials in Squamish say there’s been a rock slide at the Stawamus Chief.
It happened just before noon near the North Walls area.
First responders are still on the scene and a search is underway to ensure no one was injured in the incident.
Squamish Mayor Patricia Heintzman says this isn’t usually an area of concern.
“It’s pretty safe for rock climbing compared to some climbing areas that have a lot more debris that come off it. So it’s rare when a big chunk of rock comes off the mountain but it is a geological feature.”
She says the area where the slide happened doesn’t have any protective netting.
“We’re an outdoor recreation loving town. With any of these things there’s inherent risk and people doing them know that and take as many precautions as they can but it is an environment that you can’t control.”
Heintzman says so far no injuries have been confirmed in the slide.