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Olympia climber rescued after fall

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MAZAMA — A 53-year-old Olympia man was rescued Saturday after falling about 50 feet from the North Early Winters Spire, near Liberty Bell.

John Ewen was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he was in satisfactory condition this morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Ewen and three other climbers were nearing the summit of the spire when he fell at about 11 a.m., Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers said. He received a large cut on his forehead, and also…

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