Hillsboro man rescued Saturday at Wolf Rock

Four responding agencies rescued a Hillsboro man at Wolf Rock in the Cascade mountain range on Saturday, Oct. 16.
According to a news release, Linn County Dispatch received a 911 call shortly before 6 p.m. from 23-year-old Johnathan Takle who became stuck during a technical climb up the Wolf Rock cliffs and his gear fell to the ground. Takle used his remaining gear to anchor himself and call for help.
The Linn and Benton County sheriff’s offices, Corvallis Mountain Rescue and the Sweet Home and Lebanon fire departments responded to the rescue and worked through the night to bring Takle down safely to the trailhead almost 20 hours later. Takle sustained any injuries but was carried because of his exhausted state. 
Wolf Rock is is recognized as Oregon’s largest monolith, rising nearly 1,000 feet above the surrounding area. Its popularity has increased for technical climbers, resulting in location-related calls to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office.