Quinn Brett Accident on the Nose


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Trad climber
La Cochitaville
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 11, 2017 - 10:46pm PT
Hey Team,

I just wanted to address the rumors about what happened today and give ya'll a brief update.

Quinn and Josie were climbing the Nose when Quinn took an approximately 100 foot fall mid lead up the boot flake and unfortunately struck Texas flake. She is alive, alert/oriented, and stable but dealing with severe and likely life long injuries.

I am with her, Josie is on her way and her family will arrive tomorrow.

We will update here as Quinn and her family deem appropriate.



Social climber
Oct 11, 2017 - 11:08pm PT
hey there say, libby... say, i don't have much that i could probably do, but, i am open for the long-haul... to help in anyway...

if you need to email, let me know...

god bless and prayers...
very sad to hear this...

thanks for letting folks know...

even phone calls, for moral, in the months to come,
etc, when folks get tempted to feel down... or anything...

istanbul/new york city
Oct 11, 2017 - 11:08pm PT
Thanks Libby!

Healing thoughts and vibes!

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 11, 2017 - 11:30pm PT
Heal fast!

thx Libby
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 11, 2017 - 11:39pm PT
There should be some hard editing about the current sense of rock climbing athleticism on The Nose and fundamental realities involving gravity.

All of the best intended for a full recovery for Quinn Brett. Her accomplishments are exemplary.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 12:43am PT
best wishes to you all
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Oct 12, 2017 - 01:20am PT
So very sorry to hear this Libby. Thanks for keeping us apprised. Prayers for Quinn and family.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 01:38am PT
Bummer, sounds pretty bad.
Alive is a good result for that fall.
Alert is good, too.
Bummer about this sport, though - one mistake and you can be wrecked for life or dead if you're runout or have no backup.

Just one year ago, Quinn and Josie did those 7 walls in 7 days.
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Oct 12, 2017 - 03:44am PT
Best Wishes and good healing
bernadette regan

joshua tree, ca
Oct 12, 2017 - 06:31am PT
Sending positive vibes!

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Oct 12, 2017 - 06:59am PT
Hoping for a fast and full recovery! Thank you for keeping us in the loop.


Big Wall climber
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:04am PT
Glad to hear she was alert and aware, a huge thanks to YOSAR for their rescue competency.

Heal up Quinn.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:36am PT
Healing vibes to Quinn.

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:51am PT
Oh no! Very sorry to hear this. Hope everything goes as well as possible.

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:51am PT
Hoping for the best possible outcome.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:55am PT
Oh jeez.
So sorry to hear this.
Heal up fast and strong.

Been a tough Fall this year.


Oct 12, 2017 - 08:09am PT

Thanks for the report Libby, prayers and thoughts for fast and full healing. Curious, were they going for a speed record?

Good climbing vid here if anyone has interest:

Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:12am PT
Looking forward to a fast recovery and an exciting first hand account of this wild adventure. 100 ft fall will be a great tale to tell the grandkids someday.


Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:24am PT
Best wishes to all. Hoping for full recovery.

Zachary Barr

Social climber
Denver, CO
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:24am PT
Oh dear Quinn! I am just learning about this. My warmest wishes for the best possible recovery.

Your admirer,
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