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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withdrawn, sorry...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...


Trad climber
... from the land of the machine elves
Nov 9, 2009 - 07:06pm PT
"Our days are too short to not let our feelings known to those we care for."

Amen, Cragman. Thanks.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Nov 9, 2009 - 07:22pm PT
Sad story. Condolences to all. :(

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Nov 9, 2009 - 07:23pm PT
The more I ponder this, the sadder it makes me. She was a super-spunky gal. She was always stoked to climb with me, loved to party (IHCC member), was always a member of our climbing trips. Some of you may remember her from Facelift 2008.

We suffered a big blow in this community. Our tribe suffers today.

Last week she came by the house and had beers with us and played with my son, talked about Jtree this coming thanksgiving. We need to have a memorial this year during the trip.

This really sucks. If I know her though, she would insist we have a good time. Maybe drink some plum wine in tribute.

Social climber
Nov 9, 2009 - 07:36pm PT
hey there, say, Kev, Bluering, and Susu, and c-dog, and so many others...

oh my... i started near ready to have joy, when i read that they had found these folks... now, i have learned what you all already knew... :(

my deep condolences to you all, in the loss of your friend... and in the awful way everyone had to find out... :(

love to all you folks... :(
so very very sorry....

*i too, love japanese plum wine--and now, if i ever get a chance for some agains, i will have hard sad feelings, for all my friends here... :(

god bless at this very hard time...

Social climber
Berkeley, CA
Nov 9, 2009 - 07:41pm PT
Hey guys...

I'm very sorry to hear you lost a friend. I don't think I knew her, but I'm sitting here worried and racking my brain for all my climbing gal pal friends who I haven't seen in a bit, and wondering if I might have shared a rope with her at some point in the past.

At the very least, it sounds like I would have liked her.


Social climber
San Luis Obispo, Ca.
Nov 9, 2009 - 07:47pm PT
C-dog, blue, have i spent several J-tree thankgivings with this person?!?

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Nov 9, 2009 - 07:49pm PT
You would have liked her, Val, and she would have totally liked you. I guarantee.

Trad climber
Nov 9, 2009 - 07:54pm PT
The nicest thing you can tell a friend, about a friend, is that they would like your friend!

Sharing friends ranks up there with one of the greatest gifts mankind can give!

I love you guys!

I am SO sorry for our loss.

We are smart

We are nice

We love each other!

Be smart

Be nice




Trad climber
... from the land of the machine elves
Nov 9, 2009 - 08:08pm PT


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 9, 2009 - 08:18pm PT
Oh Man... I'm getting a feeling....

Social climber
Nov 9, 2009 - 08:21pm PT
hey there, say, dear jaybro... not sure what that feeling will turn out to be but, may the love and grace of the good lord get you through this...

god bless...

Nov 9, 2009 - 08:26pm PT
Just got home from work, and saw this thread took a turn for the worse. My condolences to all friends and family of this person for your loss. I so wish this had turned out differently.

Ice climber
the reticient boulder at the Happies
Nov 9, 2009 - 09:05pm PT
my condolences to her friends, and family.
this has been a very tough year for climbers, but fortunately it will be over soon.
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Nov 9, 2009 - 09:09pm PT
most sincere condolances,
very very sorry about this.

Trad climber
Nov 9, 2009 - 09:18pm PT
I was just thinking this morning after reading the last article by Johnny Copp and Michah Dash that it sure would be nice to have a missing climber report turn out on a positive note. This really is horrible to read.

I will be praying for her friends and family.

Social climber
Nov 9, 2009 - 09:20pm PT
Condolences to her family and friends, so sad.
Maybe someone, when the time is right, could post a pic of your friend.
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