Climbing Death in Yosemite above the Awahanee

Search
Go

Discussion Topic

Return to Forum List
This thread has been locked
Messages 21 - 40 of total 280 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
May 8, 2010 - 05:33pm PT
We work at such a wonderful sport.

Most of the time it is a source of health and happiness.

But it sure is unforgiving when things go wrong.

My condolences to the climber's friends and family.
Double D

climber
May 8, 2010 - 07:21pm PT
Wow what a bummer. My condolances to all family and friends.

Knott pulled through the anchor? Was it an unusually large ring? Usually I'm so freaked out about knotts with pull lines that they are about the size of my fist.
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 8, 2010 - 08:14pm PT
very sad. May he (she) rest in peace.

maybe not the place or the time, but if you're going to do the pull line trick, you got to have a locking biner at the knot.
zeta

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 8, 2010 - 08:57pm PT
oh no, I'm so sorry to hear this!

condolences to family and friends...

zeth0101

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
May 8, 2010 - 09:29pm PT
I was the first responder on the scene. I was climbing just left of the party. we had bailed before the last pitch of our climb and at the point of finishing our last rap and making it to the ground the accident happened. I do not want to talk about this on the forum but want to be available to anyone that knew the climber or has any questions in private. I can be contacted at zeth.kinnett@gmail.com
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
May 8, 2010 - 09:31pm PT
Sorry to hear this.

At worst case bring a smaller diameter rope with you for double rope raps. Just make sure you know which is the "downhill" side.
Argonaut

Gym climber
Sacramento California
May 8, 2010 - 10:32pm PT
Hey every one, Thank you all for your well wishing. The fallen climber was a friend of mine his name is Brian Ellis, He was from the L.A. Santa Monica area and he was on his way up Sacramento this weekend. And as was mentioned it did happen on the rappel down. From the information I got from my mom they had started climbing around 7am that morning and he fell around 5pm. I'll pass your condolences on to his family and friends.
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
May 8, 2010 - 10:37pm PT
Thanks Argonaut, very, very sorry for the loss of your friend. For whatever tiny consolation it is to the friends and family, please send deepest condolences.
rlf

Trad climber
Josh, CA
May 8, 2010 - 10:44pm PT
So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.
Fletcher

Trad climber
not very much, recently.
May 8, 2010 - 10:50pm PT
My prayers and condolences... it's hard to know what to offer but our hearts are a good place to begin.

Eirc
flakyfoont

Trad climber
carsoncity nv
May 8, 2010 - 10:58pm PT
my condolences to his family and friends.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
It ain't El Cap, Oregon
May 8, 2010 - 11:03pm PT
maybe not the place or the time, but if you're going to do the pull line trick, you got to have a locking biner at the knot.

There is never a wrong time or place for sound advice.

So sorry to hear about this... We do not need any more deaths in this little game we play.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 8, 2010 - 11:05pm PT
After a glorious day out with new friends.

A serious reminder.

Gravity always prevails.

If given the slightest chance.

Strength to the survivors!
the museum

Trad climber
Rapid City
May 8, 2010 - 11:48pm PT
Sincere condolences to all family and friends.

the museum
Rhodo-Router

Gym climber
Green Cove slabbage BITD!
May 9, 2010 - 01:11am PT
So sad. You can't be too careful rappelling.
zeth0101

Trad climber
Oakland, CA
May 9, 2010 - 01:15am PT
to those whom replied to my posting.... I will be responding to all of you tomorrow afternoon...
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 9, 2010 - 01:27am PT
So sorry that this happened.
Condolences to the friends and family....
hossjulia

Social climber
Eastside
May 9, 2010 - 01:28am PT
What a bummer, condolances.
Rapping is not my favorite thing to do, be careful out there.
willie!!!!!

Trad climber
99827
May 9, 2010 - 02:24am PT
Having just lost my best friend last weekend to a stupid fluke, I know exactly what friends and family are going through.

The what ifs? are horrible.

My sincerest condolences to all involved.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
May 9, 2010 - 03:59am PT
hey there say, argonaut... my condolences and well wishes for you, and the family, for them to get through this very hard sad time...


god bless...
my prayers for all....
Messages 21 - 40 of total 280 in this topic << First  |  < Previous  |  Show All  |  Next >  |  Last >>
Return to Forum List
 
Our Guidebooks
Check 'em out!
SuperTopo Guidebooks


Try a free sample topo!

 
SuperTopo Videos

Recent Route Beta