Apparently Charlie Porter has died

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chill

climber
between the flat part and the blue wobbly thing
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 23, 2014 - 11:24pm PT
http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=579555
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:27pm PT
WHAT.
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:31pm PT
Damn.

RIP Charlie . . . you earned it as one of the best.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:35pm PT
Tribute to a special life......
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:35pm PT
Wow. What can you write about such a legend? Wow.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:36pm PT
So sorry to hear this news....my prayers and condolences to his family...
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:36pm PT
Whoa! This is jarring news!
Jaysen

Trad climber
NY
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:40pm PT
Thanks for all the incredible routes, and sorry we destroyed them.
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:42pm PT
An interview with the man.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1042245&msg=1053622#msg1053622
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de la Playa
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:43pm PT
http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1042245/CHARLIE-PORTER-INTERVIEW

It's always a bit troubling when someone 5 years younger than yourself dies. Even more troubling that this particular youth died.




Edit:


whoops!

Fritz

Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
Feb 23, 2014 - 11:58pm PT
zbrown! You say it very well!

It's always a bit troubling when someone 5 years younger than yourself dies. Even more troubling that this particular youth died.


I never met the man, but I admired the way he lived life large.

Best thoughts for Charlie.
WTF

climber
Feb 24, 2014 - 12:05am PT
Bummer he was as Werner said in the interview thread. The real Burt Bronson.

Asgard solo just try to wrap your head around that. The list of his FA's is so impressive.

I suspect his contribution to science was far greater.

RIP Charlie Porter.
The Chief

climber
From the Land of the Mongols
Feb 24, 2014 - 12:33am PT
Charlie was the epitome of BADASS! He literally had balls of steel.


He single handedly created the term, Solo Big Wall Climber



I know you are scoping out the Hardest, Boldest lines on them Big Walls where ever you may be now, Charlie.



Thanks for being the grand inspiration to myself and others throughout the world of "Solo" Big Wall climbing, now and BITD.


Peace... Big Wall Man!




Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Feb 24, 2014 - 12:45am PT
One of my heroes growing up a climber. The man who climbed inside the rurp and was looking out. Rest in peace Charlie.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Feb 24, 2014 - 12:47am PT
Too much. He was quite a guy.
RIP, but, hey, we're all gonna die.

You just don't want to go so quickly.
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=538088
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 24, 2014 - 12:47am PT
A lion and a gentleman.
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
Feb 24, 2014 - 01:06am PT
Along the lines of Fatdad's famous quote....

Charlie took the Rurp from a piece used as a 'last resort' to a staple on long, hard aid routes.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Feb 24, 2014 - 01:27am PT
Here he is in recent years aboard his boat in those waters. His passing really is huge for many of us.

Todd Eastman

climber
Bellingham, WA
Feb 24, 2014 - 01:48am PT
Rowing to Antarctica with Gillette on the Sea Tomato!!!
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA/Boulder, CO
Feb 24, 2014 - 03:36am PT
Skiing, solo, across crevassed glaciers with a shower rod suspended from his waist as a safety device!
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