Chad Kellogg Killed by Rockfall.


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Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 15, 2014 - 09:29pm PT
I got the call from a close friend just now, and am crying my eyes out. I am in such shock - I think he said Fitz Roy.

Chad was a good friend, an amazing spirit.

So glad I got to see his slideshow in Pasadena last year, after not seeing him for 15 years.

RIP my mountain-loving friend - you will be missed by many.


Credit: MisterE



Trad climber
Feb 15, 2014 - 09:52pm PT
Sorry to hear this. RIP
Ham and Eggs

Mountain climber
Aoraki/Mt Cook Village
Feb 15, 2014 - 09:56pm PT
Damn. Though what a life.
Having also had to process the loss of Lara. Colon Cancer. Joe Puryear
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:00pm PT
I am sorry E. Chad looks terrific; what a smile too.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:05pm PT

Condolences to his family and friends.
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:16pm PT
I was just thinking about Joe the other day, and now Chad is gone as well. Very, very sad news.

Condolences to Chad's family.

Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:29pm PT
God bless him.

Too much bad news this year. Rest in peace, Chad.

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:31pm PT
Eric...I am so sorry. Especially after a reunion, I can only imagine the expectations you had to do more catch up with him.


Trad climber
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:35pm PT
So sorry to read this. I didn't know this person but how can it be anything but heartbreaking and tragic. My condolences to his freinds and family.

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:37pm PT
Wow, sorry to see this report. Great climber, was out there on the skill level few of us even see. Condolences to all of his loved ones and friends, sad.

Feb 15, 2014 - 10:38pm PT
This f*#king sucks. I just spent the last month with Chad in Patagonia. I've know him since the late 90's and always respected his dedication to the passion he pursued. If we all could live a life with such dedication the world would surely be a better place. And without Chad I know my world is missing something. He was a true brother in the world of alpine climbing.
this just in

north fork
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:42pm PT
RIP. Good thoughts to you misterE and all who knew him.

climber's near nevada...
Feb 15, 2014 - 10:42pm PT
No !

My condolences to the family and friends..

Sorry Eric...that is so sad...>>HUG<<

Captain...or Skully

Feb 15, 2014 - 11:03pm PT
That Could happen to any one of us, at anytime. Heads up, eh? How many things have whizzed past you a time or two?
I'm sorry your friend is gone. Sounds like we all lost one.

Jim Henson's Basement
Feb 15, 2014 - 11:23pm PT
Well, this was horrible news to come home to.

I'm so happy we made it to that slideshow. E. got to see his friend. Laugh and talk and see pics of Chad's latest adventures. The man was living life to it's fullest for sure. Just make me realize it doesn't matter how young or talented or smart or amazing you are ( as Chad was obviously all those things)...a rock or random accident can take you out at any time. I feel very blessed to have had that small contact with him.

Peace to Chad and his friends and family. He will be missed.

Trad climber
Talkeetna, Alaska
Feb 16, 2014 - 12:29am PT
One of the most driven and courageous persons I've ever known. A great friend and climbing partner who affected my life deeply, but my words are inadequate right now.

To my brother.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 16, 2014 - 12:40am PT
Ditto, Happiegrrl's sentiments.


Ice climber
Redmond WA
Feb 16, 2014 - 12:41am PT
RIP Chad. You'll be missed.

Social climber
Feb 16, 2014 - 12:50am PT
hey there say, mr E... this is terrible news... very sad to hear this...

i just got done being thankful that another gal, here, on another post, had her boyfriend saved from rockfall... and was hoping for others to have such good saves... and now,

so awful to read this, :O

my condolences to the family of chad and to his loved ones and prayers for you all, to be strong through this hard sad time, of going onward, without him, :(

very sorry, to hear this, again, Mr. E... :(

Trad climber
Feb 16, 2014 - 01:25am PT

So, so sorry to hear this. This is a huge loss.

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