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Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 14, 2009 - 01:52pm PT
Brutus of Wyde Stonehouse Public Memorial, Some details..Please RSVP



We’ve settled the general details (not the fine print) for the public memorial for Bruce Bindner AKA Brutus Of Wyde, August 28th through August 30th 2009. All the formal memorial activities will be on Saturday the 29th.

Friday, in honor of WWBD (What would Brutus do?) we will have a work party at the Stoneman House. Mainly we will paint the Window and Door frames (even though there are no actual glass windows, nor doors to close) Clean up some trash nearby (facelift practice) and filter some water for folks to drink at the memorial. This is informal and there’s no pressure. A spectacular location to be sure.

On Saturday you can crag in the morning in the Alabama Hills, and meet up around noon for the hike to the Stonehouse for the actual memorial. (less than an hour walk)

After the memorial, we gather at the Lone Pine Film Museum, for a series of films related to our Brother Brutus. Key will be the film “Tempest” documenting the ascent of this hard El Cap route by Tom McMillan, Brutus of Wyde and Valerio Folco. Jerry Dodrill will also show slides from the ascent. There will also be a tribute video by Valerio and a family memorial video. If anybody has a video they’d like to contribute, the museum can handle anything on DVD or VHS.

We have a limited number of sites reserved in Lone Pine Campground. After that, Tuttle Creek Campground has a lot of sites and it’s first-come, first served. For non-dirtbags, there are good hotels to stay in at Lone Pine and a hostel there as well. Many of you know there is free camping in the Alabama Hills but we are actively discouraging people from do that this weekend. A lot of extra climbers and others will be coming to the area for the memorial, and we don’t want to excessively impact the area in a way that could either damage anything, nor affect the prospect of climber access in the future.

Sunday is open for everyone to climb and enjoy. Get nature’s blessings and Love one another.

I’d like to (and others are welcome to) post links and maps to the above locations as information and time allows. More details will probably be forthcoming. We’d love it if you’d RSVP on this thread. Let us know how many are coming with you. If you need a campsite at Lone Pine, let us know that too and how many cars versus people are involved (you know how camping can be, campsites hold more people than cars)

EDIT: Em has created an Evite page for you to RSVP for the memorial. It would make the logistics easier if everyone RSVPed on that page. It's a good idea to do so here as well so the thread stays bumped. To RSVP go to

http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/OTYWZMVIVCJUADZPLOJT/brutusofwyde

and fill out the information in the "reply here" box.

Please keep the responses about the memorial to this thread.

Looking forward to remembering Brutus with Love and Good Spirit and celebrating Life and Each other in the process

Peace

Karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2009 - 01:56pm PT
Here’s a link to info about the Stonehouse

http://www.merrell-wolff.org/ashram.htm



Peace

Karl
mooch

Big Wall climber
The Immaculate Conception
Aug 14, 2009 - 04:06pm PT
I'm all in Karl! Will be bringing another friend who met Brutus once. We'll probably come up from Ridgecrest right after work that Friday, maybe get in some climbing at A-Hills before settling down.

mooch

Big Wall climber
The Immaculate Conception
Aug 14, 2009 - 04:09pm PT
I'll also speak for Pat and Lori Brennan (since Pat doesn't get on here much). Talked with him yesterday and told me he's 100% there.....will be arriving Saturday morning.
Pat Brennan

Trad climber
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Aug 14, 2009 - 04:32pm PT
Thanks Mooch for posting up for me. Yes Lori and I will be there and maybe Kenn Kenaga, we will be in one car. I was planning on sleeping at the Stone House with a fifth of the bird and a beer chaser, my heart is so heavy at the loss of Bruce, we have been climbing since high school togeather some 35 years, it was allways a great time together, not only the climbing but all the other carring on we would do on the trips, those of you that climbed with Bruce know what I'm talking about
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 14, 2009 - 07:36pm PT
where do we RSVP? here or email?

if email, who?

Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Aug 17, 2009 - 02:07pm PT
A few more things to note:

PLEASE RSVP.

Here is good. If you have Em's e-mail or prefer to not post here and want to e-mail me to contact her, either of those would be fine too. She's like an idea of how many to expect to be sure that adquate camping is available.

EVERYONE is welcome. Em is doing the e-vite mainly for those that don't read Supertopo (or other climbing site), so don't feel left out if you don't get one of these.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Aug 17, 2009 - 10:07pm PT
I am a little late... but yes, i will be there on the 29th
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 17, 2009 - 10:16pm PT
I said it before, but I'll be there.

may even buy a bear bell, so I can say I'm there with bells on.

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Boise....
Aug 17, 2009 - 10:31pm PT
I hope to be there.....We'll see about the desert crossing.
Everything in it's own way & time.
If I don't make it........RESPECT, from the side of the road, in the desert, somewhere.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Aug 18, 2009 - 12:02am PT
Get nature’s blessings and Love one another.

I grant all thee my blessings.






ok... that was bad... but how could I resist? I'm gonna try and make it to grant the blessings in person ;-)
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Porn, CA
Aug 18, 2009 - 07:45am PT
Skip and I will be there!

Erik
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2009 - 08:08am PT
Em has created an Evite page for you to RSVP for the memorial. It would make the logistics easier if everyone RSVPed on that page. It's a good idea to do so here as well so the thread stays bumped. To RSVP go to

http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/OTYWZMVIVCJUADZPLOJT/brutusofwyde

and fill out the information in the "reply here" box.

Peace, and see you soon.

Karl
HandCrack

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal.
Aug 18, 2009 - 09:22am PT
Thanks to all who are putting this together.

I look forward to meeting so many of Bruce's friends.

What time should I arrive on Friday for the Stonehouse work party?

Brandt Allen
Mike.

climber
Aug 18, 2009 - 10:27am PT
Moria and I would be honored to pay respect. Count two.

I'll tag Em's evite.


Thanks for the effort in organizing, you guys. Looking forward to meeting/seeing y'all.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 18, 2009 - 11:41am PT
Wish I could be there to pay my respects. . .

darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 18, 2009 - 12:45pm PT
Bob and I will be there. I can help on Friday, too. I want to help honor a great guy. WWBD. We miss you Bruce.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 19, 2009 - 10:23pm PT
Bump for my Brother.

This is where Brutus would have us remember him, in a high and wylde place, a sacred place.

You may renew you own Spirit in good company

Peace

Karl
Greg Barnes

climber
Aug 19, 2009 - 10:57pm PT
We'll try to make it in time for the hike Saturday!

Greg & Karin & Caitlin


Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 19, 2009 - 10:59pm PT
I'm going. And it'll be nice to see you all.

Does anyone else have to be back on Sunday? I'll have to drive back Saturday night/sunday morning.
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