Sending good vibes to Wayne Crill


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Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 19, 2014 - 03:34pm PT
Thanks for the update. I haven't wanted to bother Tess as I know she's busy...I don't want to put any more on her plate.

Many of you may recognize Wayne from some of our Boulder area Happy Hours.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 19, 2014 - 04:41pm PT
I couldn't place Wayne but recognized the photo. A lot of my Boulder friends know him well and speak very highly of him.
Sending good vibes for a quick and speedy recovery!
Big Mike

Trad climber
Aug 19, 2014 - 04:49pm PT
Keep fighting Wayne!! Aquired Brain Injuries suck, but you can do it!!

Ice climber
Aug 19, 2014 - 05:08pm PT
If anyone can pull through this, it's Wayne! Sending HUGE healing vibes to him, and strength and support to Tess! Contribute to his fund if you can....I know firsthand how difficult financially any sort of tragedy can be. And we KNOW the climbing community is the best!!!
Pam Roberts
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 19, 2014 - 05:11pm PT
Heal up Wayne,
you got this crux dialed.

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 19, 2014 - 09:00pm PT

Best wishes from an unknown stranger. We all could be there.

Trad climber
Is that the light at the end of the tunnel or a tr
Aug 20, 2014 - 09:28am PT
This is the link to the Wayne Crill fund site.
Please visit if only for the good vibes.

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For all of Wayne's extreme accomplishments in both climbing and BASE he was never a crazy daredevil. Wayne is a PHD scientist and approaches his adventures very analytically.
But more than that Wayne is the kind of partner you really want. Chips up or down he was always by your side. One time after a brutally early start and sluggish plod into RMNP to climb Dreamweaver I was feeling ill at altitude. Wayne could have sent me back down and easily scampered up and down solo. But he didn't. No whine, no fuss just compassion for a partner. He un-begrudgingly tended to me on the hike back out. I have such respect for Wayne as a climber, partner, parent and friend. He is a man of great strength now facing the greatest challenge of his epic life. Keep him in your thoughts and support the Crill fund if you can.

Trad climber
'cross the great divide
Aug 20, 2014 - 10:50am PT
I don't know Wayne well, but every time I've crossed paths with him in Eldo he was always interested in what I was climbing. . big smile on his face. His accomplishments are legendary here, yet he is the most down to earth guy. Being Eldo bros is something special.

Sending big, positive thoughts to you Wayne, from myself and my family. Can't wait to see your smiling face in Eldo again in the future.

Brad White

Social climber
State of decay
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 22, 2014 - 08:35pm PT
Hi friends,

Quick update this eve-

Wayne's eyes are opening now and he is looking around. We are very excited about his progress. We are still uncertain what he is taking in and processing. His facial expressions are very limited but he notices voices, looks at people, and makes eye contact. He is still not following commands but hopefully soon. That is a requirement to get into Craig rehab. Please continue the good energy and prayers you are sending his way.

He is on two 'wake-up' drugs right now which he receives during the day. At night he is given Ambien to help him sleep. These drugs help regulate his sleep-wake cycle and help stimulate him during his waking time.

He has not had the clavicle/elbow surgery yet because of infection. This has actually been a blessing in disguise because it prolongs his time here in ICU where he receives the best care. We are still trying to find a loophole to get him into Craig rehab since his insurance (Kaiser P) does not work with Craig.

All for now. Thank you again for all your love, prayers and support.

Tess, Kaiden and family



Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 22, 2014 - 08:38pm PT
Let's hope the improvement continues unabated.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 23, 2014 - 07:50am PT
C'mon Wayne, lean into it a little bit bro.

Thanks for the update. May the progress continue!
Big Mike

Trad climber
Aug 23, 2014 - 09:36am PT
Great news! Keep up the good work Wayne!!

Social climber
State of decay
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 27, 2014 - 03:54pm PT
Wayne, Aug. 27
Tessie DeLaney


Wayne has moved out of ICU to an intermediate neuro-trauma unit at St. Anthony's where he will remain for days (or weeks -still undetermined) until he is ready for rehab. The swelling has gone down significantly on the left side of his head and his doctors are discussing replacing the bone flap in the near future. He has made slight improvements neurologically. He is often 'awake' during the day (with the assistance of drugs), he will make eye contact, follow movement around the room and gives out smiles here and there along with grimaces when he is uncomfortable. He is not considered awake enough by his doctors to go to rehab and he has yet to follow commands. His most recent MRI shows bruising on both sides of the brain. Of particular concern is bruising in an area that affects cognition and speech. We are still waiting and watching as the brain continues to heal and form new neural pathways. It will still take some time before we know how much permanent damage there may be.

He has had surgery on his clavicle and elbow and his bones are on their way to mending. He has been breathing on his own now for about a week, though he still has remnants of a lung infection and lots of congestion.

Visitors are welcomed now. We'd prefer not to overwhelm him with too many at once, so please get in touch if you want to come by. Afternoons are usually better since his doctors and other therapists are with him in the mornings.

Thank you again for all the love and support. This is going to be a long road, but I am so grateful that there IS a road. I have faith that Wayne's strength along with the prayers and positive energy you are sending him will go a long way towards helping him recover.


Please keep the energy flowing!!!!!
Thanks so much

Aug 27, 2014 - 07:30pm PT

Congrats on the progress Wayne, keep it up and best wishes your way man. Hang in there, it will get much much better.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Aug 27, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
Thanks so much for the update. Not a day goes by without our thinking about you and your family. Positive vibes continue...
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Aug 27, 2014 - 07:48pm PT
Contunued progress, ........good to hear....

strugglin' to make time to climb
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:00pm PT
good mojo to your healing parts, Wayne. good mojo to your family and loved ones too.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
Over the crux,
heal up Wayne!

Trad climber
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:19pm PT
Here' to a full recovery, Wayne.

Gym climber
A very quiet place
Aug 28, 2014 - 12:16am PT
Just saw this... the progress line has been positive so far... here's to it continuing into the positive. Sending good vibes to Wayne.

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