Tahquitz rescue 5-17-2013


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Off White

Tenino, WA
May 18, 2013 - 07:05pm PT
Wow Greg, heart and gut wrenching. All my best to you and Lucas' large circle of friends & family.

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Thank you so much andy. Showed the video to some friends and family here. Was really nice to see.

May 18, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
May 18, 2013 - 07:16pm PT

Just heartbreaking... So sorry for family, friends


Gold Canyon, AZ
May 18, 2013 - 07:20pm PT
it's very true that this could have happened to any of us--it's just an unfortunate part of the game. Still, I'm very saddened to hear about this accident and making any sense of it may well be impossible. My condolences.

bernadette regan

joshua tree, ca
May 18, 2013 - 07:22pm PT
mitzi and i walked up the hill with you and lucas just last weekend. be well and condolences from jtree.


Trad climber
May 18, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
Don't quite know what to say. As Long and Rick have said, this could have happened to all of us at some point or another. Peace and condolences to family and friends.

Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
May 18, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Greg, Some of us here don't know you personally, only know you through your posts here, but even without that personal bond, I hope you can feel the love and support going your way.

Your friend's death is tragic, compounded by his so very young age. I am so sorry for the deep grief you are feeling. My deepest condolences to all his friends and family.

Take care of yourself,

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
May 18, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
I only met Lucas a couple of times but he seemed very genuine, one of the good ones for sure....

Trad climber
May 18, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
Sad news for sure, may he rest in peace,

Stay strong and keep the flame alive

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
May 18, 2013 - 10:20pm PT
My condolonces to you Greg, and to all of Lucas's friends and family.

He was a bright shining star, always quick with a smile.

Rest in peace Lucas

May 18, 2013 - 10:23pm PT
Sorry to hear about your loss. Sounds like he was tight with many great people here, and that you two had a deep partnership.

This embodies our greatest fears. I tremble to think of it happening with my good partners.

As others have said, I only know you and "the kid" from your posts, but I really enjoy them.

Trad climber
May 18, 2013 - 10:26pm PT

we've all done about a jillion of those raps over the years.

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Joshua Tree
May 18, 2013 - 10:43pm PT
I recognize Lucas from him coming to JTree.

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to all those affected by this tragedy.

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the tip of god's middle finger
May 18, 2013 - 11:09pm PT
you have my sympathies greg.
thank you for sharing your sorrowful tale.

take care.

A pile of dirt.
May 18, 2013 - 11:25pm PT
Greg and Lucas friends,

Really, really sorry to hear this - it sucks.


Gym climber
A dingy corner in your refrigerator
May 18, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
Greg so sorry, and as many have said condolences to all who knew this obviuosly fine young man. I will try to give an extra long hug to someone I love in respect. Be well and take care of yourself. Tim

Trad climber
May 18, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
An amazing account, most especially because of the immediacy and vulnerability of it. An amazing tribute on your part. I am praying for you, his family and friends. May you all find the abundance of God's grace through it all.


Trad climber
Choss Creek, ID
May 19, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Greg: Thank you for posting what happened in the accident. I mourn for the loss of your friend and your own grief.

It is impossible to keep track of everything that might go wrong while climbing.

Sometimes, despite knowledge, and good intentions, things do go wrong.

Condolences and best wishes to all.


Trad climber
New Durham, NH
May 19, 2013 - 12:07am PT
Greg, it is not for us to ask why, sometimes we must accept that the unacceptable happens as part of a greater plan.

Your friend sounds like he touched many lives for the positive, and if his legacy is that he pulled a community together, and makes us all treasure the individual moments of our lives, then he will live on in the hearts of many. I cannot comprehend the depths of your grief, but I am sure that Lucas would want nothing but the best for you, to carry on with grace and strength in the aftermath of this tragedy. Your brave account is the first step in this long and painful path.

I will hold you, Lucas, and your mutual families and friends in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you peace.

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