Sean Leary


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Social climber
Angelus Oaks, Ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 24, 2014 - 12:27am PT

There is a memorial account set up for Mieka and the baby now.

Mountain America Credit Union
Sean "Stanley" Leary Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 9001
West Jordan, UT 84084

This is far from my place, but as others closer to him are greaving, we as a community need to pull together. We have all been in awe of Sean Leary or as some know him as Stanley. An email for his sister today says that Sean was killed in or around Zion. I am in shock and disbelief. Please keep his spirit crushing by just giving thanks and kind words. No need to speculate , no need to argue, just a beautiful life cut too short and someone who has touched us all.

Godspeed Stanley


Trad climber
Novato Ca
Mar 24, 2014 - 12:32am PT
Oh No!

Social climber
Mar 24, 2014 - 12:33am PT
Oh no... I'm so sorry.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 24, 2014 - 12:35am PT
Peace to Sean's loved ones and friends. Joy to a life lived.

"The Bold see paths few choose and knowing not they go....loving the path they choose and are loved."

Northern Mexico
Mar 24, 2014 - 12:40am PT
Peace be with you Sean and condolences to family and friends.

Mar 24, 2014 - 12:45am PT
So lost for words. You will be missed Sean. Condolences to all.

Trad climber
Reno, NV
Mar 24, 2014 - 12:52am PT
Sad news. My condolences to all who loved and knew him.
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 24, 2014 - 12:52am PT
Damn. I still sing Coilers song "Stanley The Big Wall Hammer" all the time. Brutal loss of a really good man. Rest in peace buddy. See you out there.

Mar 24, 2014 - 12:54am PT
"one of the Great Ones of all time, Sean Leary"


The first time I ever saw him climb I was totally blown away ......

Mar 24, 2014 - 12:54am PT
Condolences & Respect. Thanks for the Inspiration as to what is possible in this life.

Social climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 24, 2014 - 01:00am PT
too too sad...

Trad climber
Mar 24, 2014 - 01:04am PT
Damn! Big inspiration to me. Rest in peace brother. Soooo sad

Trad climber
Mar 24, 2014 - 01:08am PT
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Mar 24, 2014 - 01:25am PT
Thank you for posting that, Hank. Some photos of below

Jerry Dodrill

Mar 24, 2014 - 01:26am PT
No f*#king way!

Sport climber
Made in California
Mar 24, 2014 - 01:27am PT
too sad for words ...


Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Mar 24, 2014 - 01:51am PT
This clip always makes me smile.
"The best climber in the world is the one having the most fun"
Clip starts at 2:30

[Click to View YouTube Video]


Big Wall climber
The Bear State
Mar 24, 2014 - 01:56am PT
Wow, so sad to hear. He was an inspiration to me. Quiet hardman of the valley, crushing it.
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Mar 24, 2014 - 02:00am PT
When I asked Sean if he wanted to an El Cap push early last month, he replied;

"Dude, hell yeah!! I'd be so psyched to go climb with ya! It's just fine tuning the timing to make it happen!"

R.I.P. my friend, you will continue to inspire myself, and many others for a very long while.

My condolences to his family, and the many people who also loved him.

Wayne Willoughby
Big Mike

Trad climber
Mar 24, 2014 - 02:09am PT
Wow. Condolences to friends and family. I always cringe when i see a thread title with a first and last name.
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