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Julie Domina

climber
Newcastle,WY
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 25, 2007 - 02:11pm PT
Hi, I'm not a climber but hope you can help me. I live in Newcastle, WY and have knwn Renn for about 4 yrs. I'm actively searching for any info on him to write an artical to the paper and also to seek out some support for Renn. He has suffered a stroke about 3 weeks ago and to my horror people around DO NOT know of his great accomplishments to this area. I want Newcastle to know Renn Fenton the climber, adventurer, Friend and NOT the drunk who's wonder the streets for the last decade. Even in his depraved state I knew Renn for his kind heart and great mind. Could anyone help! Send cards, write letters to the editor. Help me let Newcastle, Wy know the real Renn Fenton before he leaves this earth. Please pray for the nursing staff to think more of him than as a drunk, pray for his recovery, and for my familes strength to be advocates for Renn please email directly if you can help. secretaryfbc@rtconnect.net
dirtineye

Trad climber
the south
Sep 25, 2007 - 02:22pm PT
OK, there's a guy I know in Georgia, who went to one of those tower things you have out west a few years ago, and this other climber guy showed him how to rig up a water bottle with a sling to make it easier to carry up.

My friend didn't know who this very nice and knowledgeable man was, but he later found out it he was Renn Fenton.

IF that's the sort of thing you want, I can try to put you in touch with my pal if you like, and you can get the whole story from him.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Sep 25, 2007 - 04:07pm PT
Talk to Paul Piana if you haven't yet
Dick_Lugar

Trad climber
Indiana
Sep 25, 2007 - 04:23pm PT
Julie-What an awesome thing for you to do for Mr. Fenton, you are a kind soul indeed. I personally have not heard of him, but will be eager to hear more about him. I hope there is a glimmer of himself remaining to know you are doing this for him! If I come across any info, I'll forward it along.

J-bro what about the Colonel or Dennis Horning? You would think they would have some stories. I think I have Dennis's email somewhere...if so, I'll forward him the link.
Dick_Lugar

Trad climber
Indiana
Sep 25, 2007 - 04:43pm PT
Julie-you probably have already googled this, but here goes anyway:

"Stone Crusade" A historical guide to bouldering in America by John Sherman (p. 16)

Has a nice tidbit on Renn, here's the link:

http://books.google.com/books?id=-jZL9k4OICsC&pg=PA16&lpg=PA16&dq=renn+fenton&source=web&ots=-rqPYKK_Jd&sig=1XeOGQPh9yvqaixldKsG6f9GM1Y#PPP1,M1

Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Sep 25, 2007 - 04:49pm PT
I may have Mcgees address as well, if you don't have it. Mike Friedrichs has it, and his phone number, too.

the colonel=Frank@Devilstowerlodge.com

But Paul is really the one, he lives in Newcastle (I think) and used to tell me Renn stories.
Jeanne

Social climber
Terry Peak
Oct 1, 2007 - 01:36am PT
Hi all,

I am a travel nurse who has taken care of Renn while he was in the hospital. I wanted all of you to know that I have felt privleged to be one who got to spend time caring for Renn during his last days. It was clear to me the first time I laid eyes on Renn that he was quite a character - when I googled him, I found this site and saw a comment that made me want to respond. I was actually able to "break through" with Renn and get him to talk back to me and say my name. I will forever remember his vivid blue eyes and "cat that got the canary" smile. I just wanted all of his friends to know that there are several of his nurses who have appreciated Renn for being the kind of person who makes this world interesting and feel honored to have cared for your friend. Jeanne
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