Rescue on Rock Mountain

  • The terrain around the sheer cliffs of Rock Mountain can be treacherous - just beyond the treeline, the cliff drops off in a near-vertical slab, offering little purchase for someone trying to navigate up or down. The section of rock where the hiker was rescued was estimated to be a 70-degree grade.
    The terrain around the sheer cliffs of Rock Mountain can be treacherous - just beyond the treeline, the cliff drops off in a near-vertical slab, offering little purchase for someone trying to navigate up or down. The section of rock where the hiker was rescued was estimated to be a 70-degree grade.
A wayward hiker, who lost the trail while traversing the western face of Rock Mountain in Cashiers on Nov. 4, was retrieved unharmed in a rescue operation after he became trapped along the mountain’s…

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