missing climbers at Florence Lake


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Trad climber
San Diego
Nov 9, 2009 - 03:33pm PT
Sounds like its true.
Injured hiker dies in Sierra while awaiting help

The Associated Press
Posted: 11/09/2009 11:59:18 AM PST
Updated: 11/09/2009 11:59:19 AM PST

FRESNO, Calif.—Authorities say a 36-year-old woman who was injured while rock climbing in the eastern Sierra died before rescuers could get to her.
The woman was climbing Obelisk Mountain in the John Muir Wilderness with two friends when she fell Sunday. One friend stayed with her, while the other went for help.
Fresno County sheriff's officials received the call at 8 p.m. and launched the search at daybreak. Officials say the climbers weren't equipped for the cold weather overnight.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter spotted the pair early Monday morning, but couldn't get to them because of the rugged terrain. Sheriff's officials had to send a ground team to hike nearly seven hours.
The team is now working to recover the body and help the friend off the mountain.
The woman's name has not been released.

A pile of dirt.
Nov 9, 2009 - 03:53pm PT
It was my friend - sadly confirmed. I see no need to post anything more until official stuff comes out and others are notified.

This sucks

Trad climber
somewhere approaching Ajna
Nov 9, 2009 - 03:54pm PT
I am so sorry.


Trad climber
East Bay, CA
Nov 9, 2009 - 03:56pm PT
It's confirmed. The county coroner's office confirmed who it is. I'm so sorry to hear it. She was a sweetheart. The little bit of information I could stand to hear about it, of the little information that was given, sounds like a freak accident. I'm not going to be the bearer of details. Just ask that whoever posts please hold back negative judgmental commentary. If you knew her, you would have only held her in high regard, too. Deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Nov 9, 2009 - 04:00pm PT
I tried to call her Saturday to go climbing.

Sorry, kev.

This is horrible.

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Nov 9, 2009 - 04:08pm PT
terribly sorry guys


Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 9, 2009 - 04:09pm PT
If it's who I think, I can only burst a tear for her right now.
She was one of the greats, and I can't believe it.
Much love for her.

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Nov 9, 2009 - 04:10pm PT
So sorry Kev, Blu, and Susu.
My sincere condolences to all of you and her family.

The rough year that wouldn't end for climbers....
scuffy b

Whuttiz that Monstrosicos Inferno?
Nov 9, 2009 - 04:17pm PT
Oh, I'm really sorry to hear this.
You seem to be a really good group,
take care of each other now.

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 9, 2009 - 04:21pm PT
My heart goes out to the friends and family of this woman. Sounds like she was part of our community.


Trad climber
Fresno CA
Nov 9, 2009 - 04:23pm PT
My condolences to all who knew her.


Nov 9, 2009 - 04:33pm PT
I'm sad to hear this. RIP :(

Trad climber
the land of the machine elves
Nov 9, 2009 - 05:02pm PT
Just a little more. I have known some sweet people in my day,
and she is at the top of my list. So many interactions, so many
times she saw humor, knew how to act, always gentle, never an
unkind word, always a rock-steady climbing partner. Goodbyes
seem to never get easier, and seeing her smiling face right
now is hard. I will never forget you.

Social climber
San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Nov 9, 2009 - 05:21pm PT
Guy's I'm sorry for the loss.
C-dog i'll call tonight.
The love is strong.

A long way from where I started
Nov 9, 2009 - 06:08pm PT
My sympathy to all of her friends and family.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 9, 2009 - 06:09pm PT
Sorry, Kev, Blue, everyone. Will this horrible season never end?

Nov 9, 2009 - 06:22pm PT
withdrawn, sorry...

Trad climber
... from the land of the machine elves
Nov 9, 2009 - 06:38pm PT
She was planning on joining us in Jtree for Tx this year, and was counted in the number I relayed on Lynne's thread. She was a fan of Spiderman, Cherry Bomb, and some others. Those who have grunted their way through the final OW section of that 10A in Conan's Corridor can imagine my mid-life angst at seeing her lithe frame float up it like it wasn't even there. Oh, and I never understood Japanese Plum wine until she handed me a swig on a late eve at the foot of the Water Cracks in TM. Those who knew her, come find us. We will at least do a climb in her honor.

A pile of dirt.
Nov 9, 2009 - 06:53pm PT
ec and cragman,



Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Nov 9, 2009 - 06:55pm PT
I shocked and sad. She will be missed...

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