Brian McCray


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Big Wall climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 25, 2014 - 07:42am PT
You will be sorely missed Brian McCray.


Trad climber
dancin on the tip of god's middle finger
Aug 25, 2014 - 07:47am PT
the 'something specials'
are always just passing thru.

they get it all said and done
in less time than those
whom coax life from their heart.

admiration and respect
to mr. McCray, and to
you as well mr. Mcneely.

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2014 - 07:47am PT
What!? That sucks. Never had the pleasure of meeting him, but I've stared at his creations from safer ground many times.

Social climber
Angelus Oaks, Ca
Aug 25, 2014 - 08:57am PT

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:08am PT
Very sad :(

Trad climber
Las Vegas
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:12am PT

Sad News indeed :(
karen roseme

Mountain climber
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:14am PT
This is such sad news.
You are right Brian will be missed! He was such a great spirt, so fun to be around!
Great pictures Ammon. Thank you so much for sharing them.
Patrick Sawyer

Originally California now Ireland
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:17am PT
Condolences to all. I did not know the man, the person, but it looks like he will leave behind a strong remembrance. A legacy in his own right.

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:22am PT
Sad day. I'll be sure to climb a route in Zion in honor of Flyin Brian this year.
Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:27am PT
o man , bad news .

Is it too soon to ask what happened , he looked quite young .
The Larry

Moab, UT
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:28am PT
Such a sad day. I was just thinking of Brian a couple of days ago. I'll miss you brother.

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Aug 25, 2014 - 09:43am PT
Sorry for your loss Ammon and for the loss of the entire climbing community when one of its good ones falls. Sad day. I used to always like reading of his exploits in little snippets in the mags.

Aug 25, 2014 - 09:48am PT
Bad ass motherf*#ker. Not too many people can claim to have established 5.14 and A5. A true adventurer.

I first met him in the Caf right after he soloed Surgeon General (or PSD?). He had this nasty ropeburn in the crook of his elbow from a huge fall he took on the route.

Fly on, Brian.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 25, 2014 - 10:11am PT
So sorry to hear this. I hung out with him socially a couple of times. Nice guy. What a bad ass climber! More climbing talent in his little pinky...

Condolences to friends and family.
More Air

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2014 - 10:18am PT
Very sad...great guy who was at the leading edge of big wall climbing, especially in Zion, hard aid, hard free and speed.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Aug 25, 2014 - 10:24am PT
Pirate, sorry for your loss here man.

My condolences to all Brian's family and friends. It's tough to lose one so talented and loved.

Sometimes the most interesting of us leave too soon.

Trad climber
Aug 25, 2014 - 10:35am PT
Thank Ammon & Kurt for the pics! So nice to see that smiling face! hugs hugs

Trad climber
West Los Angeles, CA/Joshua Tree
Aug 25, 2014 - 10:43am PT

He was one of the greats. Had some fun times with him. Both on and off the rock.

When he got his house in Vegas we went furniture shopping and found this amazing glass curio cabinet at this sketchy store but it was perfect for holding all his gems and minerals he loved so much. Transporting that thing back to his place was an epic in and of itself.

He was one of the truly nicest and smartest guys I've had the pleasure of knowing and hanging with, brief as it was.

He never really climbed much in the Sierra but came over to the Portal and we did Bony Fingers on the Whale. Of course he walked it.

Dammit. Can't believe he's gone.

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Aug 25, 2014 - 10:49am PT
I never knew Brian, but would like to send out my Condolences to his friends and Family..

~Rest in Peace~
this just in

north fork
Aug 25, 2014 - 10:54am PT
Best regards to all who knew him.
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