Broken sandstone rocks against a layered cliff. Several people are in the background looking at the rock fragments.

Another Major Bluff Collapse

Broken sandstone rocks against a layered cliff. Several people are in front of the chunks of rock.
NPS Photo/J. Hunt

Another major bluff collapse occurred midday in the tidepools on Wednesday February 17. This occurred in Zone 1 where the majority of the visitors view the tidepools. Luckily no one was injured. In fact our volunteers had to try to keep people from climbing on the rocks shortly after the collapse. The pile of rocks is still unstable and poses a danger to everyone.

Once again, this is a good reminder to stay vigilant of your surroundings when working in the tidepools. This goes for continuing to remind visitors as well when you see them close to the cliffs. Remind them that we have had several major collapses over the past couple of years, including when the weather is perfect outside. You just never know.

Stay safe everyone.

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