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Social climber
State of decay
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 16, 2014 - 05:23pm PT
My friend and fellow Peru partner sustained severe injuries in a long fall in Eldo last Sat. Please join me in sending good vibes , thoughts and prayers to Wayne and family for a complete and speedy recovery.
Details can be found here
This is the latest from Tess:
"Wayne remains stable and has shown slight improvements that keep his doctors (and us, of course) optimistic. The doctors have told me that the best way to tell how Wayne is doing is not through any further imaging but by watching him during his neurological exams. During these exams they pinch him, yell at him, poke him etc. He is responds well to pain but does not respond to commands. He is opening his eyes quite a bit now. But he is not focusing on anything or anybody, no eye contact. He doesn't open his eyes on command or necessarily to anyone talking to him but he does open them in response to pain. It's more like his eye lids open but nobody is home yet. Each day his neurological exams are slightly better and that is encouraging to everyone. It's as if his state of consciousness is lightening slowly day by day. The doctors are hopeful he will wake up sometime within the next few days.

He had a tracheostomy yesterday and will have a feeding tube placed into his stomach today. There are no more tubes going into his mouth. His lungs are doing much better. They are starting to wean him off the ventilator and making him breathe on his own for a period of time each day. They will do surgery next week to repair his broken clavicle.

Some of you have asked how Kaiden is doing. He knows that his daddy fell and hit his head while climbing in Eldo, and that he has to sleep for a long while until he is better. He is not upset by this though he misses him a lot. He's been busy with big adventures over the past week ... wearing dresses and lipstick with the Murphy girls and having some good times with his pals Ivan and Corbin.

Thank you all so much for your love and support. It means the world to us right now.

She can be contacted here tessie_delaney at

The climbing community is growing every year, but we remain tight and connected. Supertopians have traditionally been very supportive of our tribe. Thanks so much.
Wayne at the "office".
Wayne at the "office".
Credit: Lauren di Scipio.
Adam French and Wayne at Tyler Anderson's birthday party hosted by Nar...
Adam French and Wayne at Tyler Anderson's birthday party hosted by Naresuan, at his restaurant, Huaraz, Peru. Wayne had been making ridiculously strong Gin and Tonics.....
Credit: TYeary
Wayne, Danial Lazo, Chris Pope, Kevin Gallagher and myself&#40;behind ...
Wayne, Danial Lazo, Chris Pope, Kevin Gallagher and myself(behind the camera) drinking lunch, Huaraz, Peru.
Credit: TYeary

If any one can pull through, Wayne can. But I like to stack the deck.
Again, thanks so much,

Trad climber
Aug 16, 2014 - 06:01pm PT
Sorry to hear this. Best wishes for a fast and complete recovery .

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Aug 16, 2014 - 06:02pm PT
Get well soon Wayne . . . everybody loves you!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Aug 16, 2014 - 06:16pm PT
Wayne Crill,

We have never met but I want to meet you some day, so get better at your own pace!


Aug 16, 2014 - 06:26pm PT
Hi everyone!

Here's a link to a webpage for updates and the fundraising site. Big love, hugs and healing vibes to Wayne, Tess & Kaiden!
The Larry

Moab, UT
Aug 16, 2014 - 10:27pm PT
Git well bump.
Big Mike

Trad climber
Aug 16, 2014 - 11:30pm PT
Wayne you got this man! Keep fighting! From one survivor to another.

Get Well!

Mike Cowper

Trad climber
Is that the light at the end of the tunnel or a tr
Aug 18, 2014 - 07:59am PT
Bump for Wayne, Tessie and Little Kaiden.
Wayne's injuries are severe and wide spread. He has still not come out of the near coma state that he has been in for over a week. He is breathing on his own a little at a time but he is not conscious at this time. The best news so far is that there does not appear to be any brainstem damage. Please understand that this is not a case of casting a few breaks or being in traction for a while, these folks are in for a really long haul. These are absolutely wonderful folks and they will need our love, understanding and support for quite a while. Do what you can and pass the word. Thank you. Peace.
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Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 18, 2014 - 08:01am PT

Get better, Wayne!!!

sf, ca
Aug 18, 2014 - 10:02am PT
Wayne and I shared a room at Casa Zarelas in Huaraz in 2008 - such a hardman and all-around good dude. His intelligence and work at the CDC are inspiring and his base accident is legendary. All was very inspiring to me as a 28 year old. I will never forget him and friends borrowing my laptop "so we can watch the dvd instructions that came with our hip splint".

Definitely sending good vibes and love to him and his family.


Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 18, 2014 - 10:24am PT
C'mon Wayne, the Supertopo Geriatric Brotherhood Team Association Union Family Herd (SGBTAUH) has your back.

Pull down hard now dude!!


Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 18, 2014 - 10:47am PT
Best wishes to your friend, Tony.

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Aug 18, 2014 - 01:46pm PT
strong Gin and Tonic...

Wayne we have never met, but someday I hope to see you out climbing..

then we can share our favorite beverage.

heal up, now
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 18, 2014 - 04:24pm PT
Best wishes, heal up.
lars johansen

Trad climber
West Marin, CA
Aug 18, 2014 - 05:31pm PT
Wishing Wayne and family well.

Social climber
Aug 18, 2014 - 07:31pm PT
Dr. Thrill and son
Dr. Thrill and son
Credit: Gilroy

Getting acquainted with Kaiden a couple years ago.

Jale dura, hombre!
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Aug 18, 2014 - 08:36pm PT
Sending healing thoughts to Wayne...
Bad Climber

Aug 19, 2014 - 02:14pm PT
've never met Wayne, but this story hits home, as all climbing accidents do.

I was about to give some $$, but what is the skinny on the website where we I did a quick search, and it seems generally legit, but it asks for TOO much info. seems to me--full address, etc. in addition to credit card info. Do you all think it's safe to donate?

Climb safely, one and all. Maybe that runout above the micro nuts isn't worth it afterall.



Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Aug 19, 2014 - 02:28pm PT
Sending some positive thoughts Wayne's way, for him and his family and friends by his side.


Social climber
State of decay
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 19, 2014 - 03:14pm PT
up date info on waynes condition from Tess

There is not too much to report on Wayne's condition but I felt I should send something to you because I am sure you are wondering. His neuro exams have been very similar over the past few days. He is still moving his left leg a lot and often the fingers on his left hand and occasionally he lifts his right arm. He opens his eye lids but doesn't look around, just straight ahead, not focusing on anything. The doctors give commands like 'stick out your tongue', 'squeeze my hand', 'wiggle your toes' or 'look over here' but he does not follow them.

Wayne is breathing on his own now during the day. They put him back on supported breathing at night to give him a rest from working so hard. He continues to run a fever, not uncommon to those who've suffered a brain injury. He has a surgery scheduled this week to repair his clavicle and elbow.

His neurologist, Dr. Yarnell, says the brain swelling is still going down. As of today Wayne went off of the anti-seizure meds he started on day 1, which can cause drowsiness. He also started a 'wake up' drug this morning, to help induce some alertness. Dr. Yarnell is still hopeful that with time Wayne will come around. He suffered a very, very serious head injury which takes time to heal. How long is uncertain. The best thing we can give to Wayne is the quiet time and space necessary for his brain to heal. I know so many of you are anxious to visit him, but it is still not a great time to have visitors. I spoke with Dr. Yarnell today about visitors and he said he would allow one person to see him for a few minutes at a time, and only a couple people total each day. If it's important that you see Wayne soon, then please get in touch with me to figure out a good time. Otherwise I truly appreciate your patience.

There is so much love and energy flowing towards him right now, I am sure it is helping to support and heal him. Thank you so much. And please don't stop!

Much love,
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