Ishun Chan - A climbing tribute

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bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 2, 2009 - 05:20pm PT
Ishun, if you don't know yet, passed away on the Obelisk after an unfortunate accident during a fall.

Well after our eyes dried the weekend of her funeral, some people had a memorial for her family and friends and that was nice. Because it was right next door to my house I attended also and enjoyed the time. They had an awesome slideshow set up in the backyard (huge, like covering the back of the house!). I ended up busting Wendy's fence hoping over it to get more beers from my house, but I did fix it later.

Because I knew Ishun very well, I knew she'd be smiling down on us if her climbing buds paid tribute to her in one of her favorite Bay Area climbing areas...with beers. It was coordinated and the beers were purchased.

Beer up!!!
Beer up!!!
Credit: bluering

Put down the camera, Ezra, the beers are iced down, LET'S DO IT!!!
Put down the camera, Ezra, the beers are iced down, LET'S DO IT!!!
Credit: bluering

Shady was our first choice, I have a pic somewhere of a group pose with Ishun here. I'll dig it up later, Ezra, you have it?

First stop - Shady Rock
First stop - Shady Rock
Credit: bluering

I belive this is Brian.
Credit: bluering

Ying and I on belay duties...
Ying and I on belay duties...
Credit: bluering

Ying starting Slot Nose &#40;5.8&#41;
Ying starting Slot Nose (5.8)
Credit: bluering

David, Ken, and Jeff &#40;in background&#41;
David, Ken, and Jeff (in background)
Credit: bluering

Spicy, slopey top-outs
Spicy, slopey top-outs
Credit: bluering

What?
What?
Credit: bluering

I think the route is up there! Jeff seems to know where to go though &...
I think the route is up there! Jeff seems to know where to go though (background).
Credit: bluering

Errr, I don't remember it being this hard...
Errr, I don't remember it being this hard...
Credit: bluering

Ezra, Ying, and Dave (black shirt, background). Dave is one of the climbers who was on the climb with Ishun during the accident. Cool guy! Climbs like a monkey too!
Credit: bluering

Poser!!!
Poser!!!
Credit: bluering

Take!!! I'm scared!
Take!!! I'm scared!
Credit: bluering

Dave at a crux. Is he looking for a hold or checking my ass out?
Dave at a crux. Is he looking for a hold or checking my ass out?
Credit: bluering

Dave taking a lap.
Dave taking a lap.
Credit: bluering

Do it!!!
Do it!!!
Credit: bluering

Beer me, Ying!
Beer me, Ying!
Credit: bluering


more to come...









Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
Will know soon
Dec 2, 2009 - 05:27pm PT
Tribute to a Special Gal. Thanks Blue.....
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 2, 2009 - 05:34pm PT
Next, we decided to hit the Platypus, another Ishun favorite.

Ezra crankin' on Al Hussein &#40;5.HARD&#41;
Ezra crankin' on Al Hussein (5.HARD)
Credit: bluering

Ezra thinking to himself, "Those are my best feet???"
Ezra thinking to himself, "Those are my best feet???"
Credit: bluering

Mucci came down from the city, which was sweet!
Mucci came down from the city, which was sweet!
Credit: bluering

Dirtbags everywhere!!!
Dirtbags everywhere!!!
Credit: bluering

The start of Al Hussein
The start of Al Hussein
Credit: bluering

Awkward
Awkward
Credit: bluering

Derp!
Derp!
Credit: bluering

Ezra giving it a ride.
Ezra giving it a ride.
Credit: bluering


Patrick was the other climber who was with Ishun on the climb. He showed up to the tribute but I can't find any pics of him. Very nice guy. He recounted the incident in detail for us to better understand it and lay it to rest.

Her official memorial site is here; http://ishun.org

We miss ya Ishun!!! I know you were there spotting my leads.

Rest in peace, girlfriend.



survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Dec 2, 2009 - 06:21pm PT
Nice job Blue, well done!
T H

climber
. . . not !
Dec 2, 2009 - 11:16pm PT
Fitting tribute .
Mason

Trad climber
Yay Area
Dec 3, 2009 - 12:06am PT
Looks like a great time was had with a great tribute.

Cheers
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Dec 3, 2009 - 01:14am PT
Castle really is a special place. Many trips with friends there. Made some friends there.

Cherish the time with friends. Go out and do those things that affirm life!

mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Dec 3, 2009 - 01:17am PT
Good work blue....

I got a few from that trip I will post up!

Good to see all the fun we had that day.

Mucci
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2009 - 01:31am PT
Cheers, Mucci! I had a blast climbing with you.

That's the sh#t Ishun was into...she loved that place when I used to go out there with her. It's really casual and beautiful, yet has some bitchin' climbing even if it is short/sport.

It's kinda weird not calling her up on the weekends for a partner. When she wasn't doing the SHuteye or some other cool sh#t, she'd call me up, "Are we climbing this weekend?"

Brings tears to my eyes. But I relish the fact that her spirit lives on there, and with all her buds. I just hope she can spot us all!!!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 3, 2009 - 06:25am PT
Thar's really sweet, Blue.

Glad you fixeed the fence!

I'll have to get down there sometime.
L

climber
Avoiding sleet under Big Bob's Big Wedge
Dec 3, 2009 - 06:29pm PT
Nice tribute, Bluey.

Yer a heck of a good climbing partner...Ishun was lucky to have known you.

bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2009 - 06:37pm PT
Thanks, L.

It was cool to finally meet you with Scuffy down in Josh.
L

climber
Avoiding sleet under Big Bob's Big Wedge
Dec 3, 2009 - 06:50pm PT
Wasn't it though?

I stood there looking at you as you ambled by thinking, "Now why does that strange looking man with long hair, walking around in his long underwear with a beer in one hand and a cig in the other, look soooooooo familiar?" ;-)

You cracked me up talking about your friends stranded on Black Tide...and you do seem like a heck of a great guy to climb with.

How was Headstone?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2009 - 07:16pm PT
Yeah, when I recognized Scuffy I knew right away who you were. I had heard you'd be hanging' with the FISHheads.

That was prolly a pipe I was smoking, I gave up the cigs.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Dec 3, 2009 - 07:17pm PT
well done, blue....
L

climber
Avoiding sleet under Big Bob's Big Wedge
Dec 3, 2009 - 07:42pm PT
Yer right, now that I think about it. It was a pipe.

Good on ya for quiting!
guyman

Trad climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 4, 2009 - 03:23pm PT
Keep posting, OK?

Never forget your friends, keep em close.

Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Dec 4, 2009 - 03:43pm PT
cool report for a cool group...

cheers all!
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2009 - 12:46am PT
Happy Birthday, Ishun. We miss you and have not forgotten.

Rest in peace, girlfriend, God bless ya!
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Dec 13, 2009 - 03:43am PT
Credit: mucci

This one is for the rainy night and morning where everything went wrong on us at the camp!

Big fun was had.

Mucci
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