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BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Aug 16, 2013 - 02:23am PT
To funny Seth! I know U'd seriously do it tonight though!!

Let's plan it for the Blitzo Rendezvous in Oct. ?

Cheers!
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Aug 16, 2013 - 03:28am PT
Breaker Breaker! BIG LOCK; Come Back. Over
slayton

Trad climber
Here and There
Aug 16, 2013 - 04:21am PT
Love and thoughts going out to the man and all those he's touched through his images, his friendship, his adventures and his love. Peaceful travels on your last journey.
susan peplow

climber
Joshua Tree, CA
Aug 16, 2013 - 04:34am PT
Resting peacefully, just us two and the oxygen machine which sounds like a trickling water feature. Tonight's vigil guest list included my Russ, Locker, Tan Skacks, the agent and our buddy Darryl who literally just goes back home from Mongolia. Another night of beers and joking cracked in honor of our friend. Happy he is in listening mode but missing his laughter.

I'm learning how our bodies are a wonderfully fascinating thing. Something I recall bring overwhelmed with during my pregnancy & birth of my daughter but now again as Blitzo leads this final pitch. Amazing what our bodies can endure.



WTF

climber
Aug 16, 2013 - 09:07am PT
So hard to read this thread. My eyes well with tears and sadness and with the overwhelming love this man is getting. It's so hard to see your loved ones like this. I have seen this before this cancer scourge take from me and others the beautiful ones with no regard for anything or anyone.
The people here on this thread are some amazing people some real class acts who are ensuring this man lives and dies with his friends and not alone.

I hope one day I am able to be surrounded by my loved ones like this Bloot is.
Here's to another sunrise for your friend I assure you he knows your there he feels your presence and its comforting to him that you're there with him no matter his condition now versus then.
Open the door Bloot when you're ready. The other side is peaceful friends await your arrival and will welcome you with open arms and love.

Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Aug 16, 2013 - 09:50am PT
It's weird, but I think I like climbers more than climbing.

I only know Blitzo from his Joshua Tree posts and photos on Mountain Project. He seems cool.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Aug 16, 2013 - 10:08am PT
I'll be back from Ridgecrest this PM and I'll be over there....see you then. .....even though I've already said goodbye..........(consistantly stubborn)......
MisterE

climber
Aug 16, 2013 - 10:19am PT
Here's some pictures of Billy from the 2009 Widefest:

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE

Credit: MisterE
10b4me

Ice climber
Wishes-He-Was-In-Arizona
Aug 16, 2013 - 10:20am PT
It's weird, but I think I like climbers more than climbing.

+1
Very well said, Gary.
Norwegian

Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Aug 16, 2013 - 10:32am PT
susan if you're in blitzo's room,
could you play this piece for him?

Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Aug 16, 2013 - 10:48am PT
Heading off on a long scary runout is always a lot, lot, easier with stout
friends at the stance.

I'd hope to have that kind of company myself - You're all doing him proud.

Steve
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Aug 16, 2013 - 10:54am PT
I hope Blitzo pulls this off if it is what he wants, but if he is not able to I can think of no better way to leave this physical plain than with all my friends and family around. And it's good to know he knows what is going on. So many times the drugs just keep the person from even knowing what is up and that makes it a lot harder.
Fluoride

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA
Aug 16, 2013 - 11:12am PT
Sooze, we'll be heading back out tonight after I get off work. Will be getting in late (11:30pm at best) so will stop by Sky Harbor if it's not too late. If not we'll see you guys and Billy Saturday morning.

Thanks for all the love and attention to you and all those out there who have been by his bedside all week.
SofCookay

climber
Aug 16, 2013 - 11:41am PT
Blitzo would periodically send me photos from his latest adventures - this is the last one he sent to me, about a month and a half ago, when he was in a lot of pain, writing, "Someday I'll be feeling better." I am going to miss you, friend.

Credit: Locknoob
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Aug 16, 2013 - 11:47am PT
Here's hoping Blitzo has another good day with friends by his side. It's really amazing that taconians show so much support when the chips are down. I know it helped me tons when i was stuck in a hospital bed.

Good luck to you bloot!
Michelle Gill

climber
Redding, CA
Aug 16, 2013 - 11:48am PT
Reading this thread with tears in my eyes, and wishing I had something profound to say. It was you folks who made my husband Ian smile during his last hours on this earth. Love to you Blitzo, although I never knew ya, peaceful travels, my friend. Surrounded by true friends. Say hi to Ian on the other side.
Credit: Michelle Gill
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Aug 16, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
More morning music for Blitzo..

MisterE's , above picture ^ reminded me that Blitzo was a fan of ....Mr Zappa.


mellow.... music from Zappa's band mate..................



Sofcookay, thanks for sharing your photo and mail...

hooblie, thanks for the music reminder.

Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Aug 16, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
I'm learning how our bodies are a wonderfully fascinating thing. Something I recall bring overwhelmed with during my pregnancy & birth of my daughter but now again as Blitzo leads this final pitch. Amazing what our bodies can endure.

I agree. I have seen this from both ends of the life spectrum.

When my father-in-law was struggling with his cancer, he would go through these events where you'd think "how can he do this, how can he possibly endure?" But then he did, time and again. So much so that we almost got used to it; it was almost a surprise when he finally had to (decided?) let go. He came from a generation that fights and battles.

My wife was pregnant with our second when the cancer really started to kick in. He stuck around just enough to get to meet her, hold her and know her a bit. I believe he made a conscious decision to stick around to do that.

It truly is amazing what the body is capable of enduring and how it can recover and persist against adverse situations.

Glad your journey still includes this world for at least one more day, Blitzo. Today is all any of us have, really. Good travels to you.

Peace,
Eric
R.H

climber
las vegas
Aug 16, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
Truly a sad deal. Condolences to everyone.
Russ & Susan you guys are awesome.
Much Respect.

-Richard Harrison
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 16, 2013 - 12:21pm PT
hey there say, ... just checking in on blitzo and the visitors...

prayers... and hugs to all...
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