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'Unsafe icy weather' sees Grouse Grind remain closed Monday

Temperatures on the mountain are expected to dip as low as -2 degrees Celsius Monday
The Grouse Grind has become increasingly icy and unsafe for hikers. It was closed Sunday. Photo: Twitter/Malcolmjchrystal

Grouse Grind is closed following this past weekend’s cold snap, which broke a handful of weather records in the Lower Mainland.

The steep trail of natural stairs in North Vancouver shuttered Sunday due to “unsafe icy conditions,” said the governing body of the regional park it is part of, Metro Vancouver.

“Staff will reassess later in the day and advise [the trail’s closure] regarding tomorrow,” it added.

Instead, the authority is advising hikers to use the nearby BC Mountaineering Club Route, which is located just east of the Grind.

That's because temperatures on the mountain are expected to dip as low as -2 degrees Celsius Monday.

Those who do venture out on the club route are being asked to bring proper footwear, including microspikes.