RIP Steven Johnson, local Tucson Climber


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Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 10, 2013 - 12:11am PT
//Be now forever taken from my sight
Though nothing can bring back
Splendor in the grass, glory in the flower
We must grieve not, but rather
Find strength from what remains behind//


Very sad, condolences



Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2013 - 01:41am PT
Just returned from rehearsal ... happy for the distraction...

Neebee... thank you ...

Seth... thank you... let's catch up on the other side...

Dean... thank you...

Craig (Dingus)... thank you for the PM... I too am speechless ...

~blessings and peace...
this is too tragic for words, and not really about bees...
rather, about the man, father, husband, grandfather and friend who has been lost.

Social climber
May 10, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
hey there say, leggs...

oh my, hope this does not go twice, I think this did not post, so i am redoing it:

i just found myself crying about this, when i drove home from the store, earlier... after reading the stories from south texas, many years agoa, i just keep thinking about your dear friend, and him enjoying the day with his dog, until then...

sorry to remind you again, but i just wanted to add that i will not forget to pray for his family... :(
wish i could help somehow, :(

Trad climber
Washington DC
May 11, 2013 - 09:54am PT
I met Steven in 89 at the base of Short Circuit. Don Snyder and I were finishing off a day of crack climbing and I was in the habit of leading SC at the time. Steven and a couple of others walk up and he asked if he could give it a go. I belayed him up and he climbed it first time. Not sure if I had seen anyone on-sight the the thing before. Really nice guy.


Social climber
May 11, 2013 - 04:10pm PT
hey there say, just an added note, as to the 'killer bees'...

NOISE of the lawn mowers would set them off, if they were nearby, :(

and, sadly, those involved could not outrun them, once they hit, :(

if you live in those areas and have 'clean up time' as to
old shed, trees/brush to chop down, etc,
those were areas where folks had trigger them, (their hives were hidden
in such areas) and lead to sad deaths of folks just trying
to be good care-takers with their land, :(

hope this helps others in texas, arizona, new mexico and southern areas of california, etc, or wherever they are spreading to...

once again, prayers for his family... :(

Social climber
Sep 25, 2013 - 12:56am PT
hey there say, did anyone ever have any pictures of steven johnson...

it seems kind of sad, no photos... :(

he was such a well loved man...

perhaps, lisa, could you find a few, or some of his buddies, here, could
add some... just so supertopo can remember him, in a nice way...

and for the younger, new crowd, as well:

it was said he was working on a route? so his intention was
to help other climbers, it seemed?

once again, prayers for his family and i hope there is friends of his, that stay in touch with the family, even after... families do need this, i think...

Social climber
Sep 25, 2013 - 05:05pm PT
hey there say, all...

bump for the day crowd...
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