RIP R J Secor

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choptoe

Mountain climber
Park City, Utah
Topic Author's Original Post - Nov 6, 2017 - 06:37pm PT
RIP RJ
Lots of knowledge and passion for the Sierras and Orizaba.
Solid and old school.
Gene

climber
Nov 6, 2017 - 06:45pm PT
Sorry to hear this. He indeed had a passion for the Range of Light.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Nov 6, 2017 - 06:48pm PT
this is sad news

he made a wonderful contribution to the climbing community as a writer of guides, and they will remain a great legacy
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 6, 2017 - 06:52pm PT
hey there say, choptoe, ed, and all...

my condolences and prayers for his family and loved ones,

but,
say, is this the SAME?? RJ, that posts here???

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Nov 6, 2017 - 06:56pm PT
neebee...Yeah ...that's the same RJ...He's in a better place...rj
jbaker

Trad climber
Redwood City, CA
Nov 6, 2017 - 06:59pm PT
This is really sad news. I used to see RJ up on Mt Baldy often (although I wasn't there the day of his unfortunate crash into the rocks at the bottom of the snowfield) and was on various Sierra Club or SCMA trips with him. He was a unique character and completely devoted to the Sierras. His books fueled many adventures for climbers, peak baggers and backpackers. I moved away from LA over 20 years ago, and only saw him once after his accident. He was recovering, but it was sad to see the core focus of his life circumscribed by his injuries.
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Nov 6, 2017 - 07:04pm PT
neebee...just kidding ..different RJ...Rotbrain is still alive...rjohnny...
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Nov 6, 2017 - 07:15pm PT
RJ was quite a singular character. Had some interesting climbs with him at Tahquitz. He was totally at home in the Sierra.

The accident was bad, it must have something to do with this.

Rest In Peace.

edit: Jody, yeah I saw that photo when he was at the Kaiser facility near MacArthur Park. It was a good thing.
ExfifteenExfifteen

climber
Nov 6, 2017 - 07:23pm PT
Dang... most of my beta in my younger years came from RJ sources! RIP
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Nov 6, 2017 - 07:50pm PT
I saw him quite a while ago at an SCMA Becky show. The effects of his accident were obvious, and he left halfway through. That was a terrible misfortune, he'd probably be going strong if that had not happened.

Having done a guide for a relatively small area, I can attest to the fact that his Sierra guides, and his relentless pursuit to improve them through new editions, represent a monumental effort.

RIP, Good man.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Nov 6, 2017 - 08:31pm PT
The fact that everyone refers to his guide by his name is a fitting honor. His work will live on for generations.

RIP
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Nov 6, 2017 - 08:50pm PT

The fact that everyone refers to his guide by his name is a fitting honor.

Yes!

Rest in peace R.J.
marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Nov 6, 2017 - 09:00pm PT
I'd been sensing a disturbance in the Force lately, but damn, this has been a heavy fall. See you on the other side, RJ.
starlite

Mountain climber
Bishop, CA
Nov 6, 2017 - 09:12pm PT
What is the source of this news?
arunmahajan

Mountain climber
Palo Alto, Ca
Nov 6, 2017 - 09:16pm PT
So sorry to hear this. His guidebook on the Sierra is still my first go-to book for Sierra trip. Anybody know how this came to pass? Would someone please post a link to the news?
VictorC

Mountain climber
Sherman Oaks, CA
Nov 6, 2017 - 09:52pm PT
Sorry to hear about RJ. We could fill this thread with RJ stories. But my most memorable story was driving back from Yosemite late one Sunday night. His van had a flat tire and RJ didn't have a spare. We drove around Bakersfield most of the night looking for a cheap used tire. We got back to LA in time to see sunrise. That trip might be best forgotten but RJ will surely be missed.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Nov 6, 2017 - 10:19pm PT
The fact that everyone refers to his guide by his name is a fitting honor. His work will live on for generations.

I will be surprised if anyone tries to do another comprehensive guide to the Sierra like Secor's.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Nov 6, 2017 - 10:33pm PT
agree with Kris on that. That's a huge work.

Rest well.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 7, 2017 - 12:19am PT
hey there say, rottingjohnny... say, thank you for clearing that up...
that's okay... not to worry, all if fixed now, :)

also, say:
to each and everyone, thank you for sharing about your friend RJ Secor,
and thus, teaching folks like me, about the wonderful things that
folks like him, have shared for the climbing and greatoutdoors...

i'd never know... sharing your friend, keeps his
life'work alive, for his memory, to be honored...

thank, and again, my condolences, to his family and loved ones...
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Nov 7, 2017 - 12:29am PT
Having done a guide for a relatively small area, I can attest to the fact that his Sierra guides, and his relentless pursuit to improve them through new editions, represent a monumental effort.

Roger that. He put a lot of work into his guide books. Condolences to family and friends. Many a Sierra peak bagger relied on his books to get them up.
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