Yosemite Rockfall in Curry Village
On September 29, between 5 and 7 a.m., approximately 150 tons of rock in a 55 cubic meter area fell from the area around Staircase Falls in Yosemite's Curry Village. The rockfall created a massive amount of debris but luckily didn't spread beyond the talus slope so there were no injuries or damage to the employee housing areas located just below the fall zone. For more information check out the article in theMerced Sun.
The rock fall has created some instability around the Circuit Breaker boulder problem and the feature known as "The Couch." Discretion is advised when venturing towards these areas.
A photo from the base of Washinton's Column looking across at the rock fall.
Labels: Curry Village, Merced Sun, Yosemite Rockfall