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ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Topic Author's Original Post - May 19, 2013 - 06:18pm PT
Anyone know what's happening on El Cap right now?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 19, 2013 - 06:24pm PT
Werner might know but he must be workin.
Hope its not too serious.
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2013 - 06:31pm PT
Yeah T Hocking, Werner would know for sure... I'm sure he is busy at the moment.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
May 19, 2013 - 06:37pm PT
Cheyne just posted a photo on Facebook of a chopper on top of El Cap and then one of someone near the edge but no details.
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
May 19, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
I was phoned by a friend on the scene and told that the leader on Muir triggered a HUGE rockfall at 9am this morning that peppered as far right as the Nose, and which also cut his rope and killed him. I don't know how far he fell.

I don't know which party it was. I heard only one person was killed outright, and do knott know anything of the partner. Rescue and/or recover was happening from the summit.

What a tragedy, I'm so sorry. My condolences to the family and friends. Be careful up there, it's dangerous.

Edit: Oh sh|t, I think I know who it was. However I will shut up until I know. Crap.
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
May 19, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
This has been a tragic weekend for the community. I lost my best friend on Friday. Whoever is affected, please feel free to email me or message me on facebook. We gotta stick together.

Greg
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
May 19, 2013 - 07:16pm PT
OMG
Tahquitz 2 days ago, now this tragic loss.
Climb safe peeps!
RIP and condolences,
Tad
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 19, 2013 - 07:18pm PT
here is Tom's report of yesterday with activity on the Muir mentioned.

http://www.elcapreport.com/content/elcap-report-51813
ElCapPirate

Big Wall climber
Reno, Nevada
Topic Author's Reply - May 19, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
Yup, just heard the lead line got chopped and the leader fell all the way to the end of the haul line and is/was just hanging there.

So, sorry to hear this... I'm going to stop posting to allow time, out of respect for friends and family.
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 19, 2013 - 07:38pm PT
Damn, not good.
Condolences to the family, and friends
Leggs

Sport climber
Is this a trick question?
May 19, 2013 - 07:43pm PT
This is heartbreaking... my goodness....
We keep losing our friends...


Heartfelt condolences and blessings to all.



~peace


LilaBiene

Trad climber
May 19, 2013 - 07:44pm PT
Sobering, and incredibly sad.

GDavis, I'm so sorry you lost your best friend...unimaginable to me.

Sending my thoughts and prayers to all affected by the events of the last several days.
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
May 19, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Very sad news.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 19, 2013 - 08:08pm PT
George Lowe, Mark Chapman and i were at the top of the first pitch of the Nose when i heard what sounded like an explosion. I looked up and was shocked to see an enormous dust cloud on the Grey Bands and rocks heading our way. We ducked and were showered by small rocks and sand. The main load went JUST to our right.
A few minutes later we heard a yell for help. Mark was already down and went for the rangers. Later, from the meadow, we could see a body hanging from the end of a rope just below an overhang....very sad.
slodog

Trad climber
ontario canada
May 19, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Very sad news-my thoughts and prayers go out to the familys.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
May 19, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Oh geez...too much to take in


Susan
socialclimber

Trad climber
CA
May 19, 2013 - 08:11pm PT
Glad you and your team were out of the way Jim... so sad about the climber who passed.

Charles
10b4me

Ice climber
Soon 2B Arizona
May 19, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Jim, glad you guys are ok on such a sad day
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
May 19, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Terrible news to say the least.

GDavis, hope everything heals well with you, really sorry to hear about that one too.

My sincere condolences to all families and friends.
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
May 19, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
I'm easily brought to tears.This latest round of happenings have caused me many.I don't know these people,but they are my tribe.So sorry folks.
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