Todd Skinner dies on Leaning Tower.

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Conner

Social climber
on the road
Dec 10, 2007 - 04:25pm PT
Dear Amy,

Thinking of you and the kids as the holidays approach. I know that Todd lives on in all of our hearts and minds. It is lovely to see him in your kids... that smile, those sparkling eyes. The Daddy Wall is a beautiful tribute and such a lovely way to keep him close. You are an inspiration to us all, Amy. I am happy to hear that you have all come through the first year so very well. Not without pain and sadness, I know... but still loving and open to life. Be guided always by your heart.

Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring many more Blessings for each of you.

Namaste,
Connie Self
IkeH20

Social climber
NY
Oct 22, 2008 - 04:18pm PT
Flowers for a friend...hard to believe it's been two years.
Peace.



Columbine Snowy Range, WY 2008



Indian Paintbrush Snowy Range, WY 2008
426

climber
Oct 23, 2011 - 09:07am PT
5 years gone, they go so quick jmo. RIP.
Conrad

climber
Oct 23, 2011 - 09:52am PT
Thanks for the inspiration Todd.

Our thoughts are with Amy, the three kids and Todd's extended family.
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 23, 2011 - 09:53am PT
Five years. Wow.

RIP Todd.
Amy Skinner Underwood

climber
Mancos, CO
Oct 23, 2011 - 11:13am PT
Scenes from last years Birthday Party for Todd.  Come join us for this...
Scenes from last years Birthday Party for Todd. Come join us for this annual party hosted by the Skinner Kids - 2 pm Saturday, October 29 at the Red Canyon Yurt!
Credit: Amy Skinner Underwood
5 years later and life is good. We miss Todd every day and continue to tell his stories and laugh at great memories. Thank you for remembering him and for thinking our way.
the Skinner Family
Amy Skinner Underwood

climber
Mancos, CO
Oct 23, 2011 - 11:15am PT
The gang at last year's birthday bash.  Daddy wall and the amazing urn...
The gang at last year's birthday bash. Daddy wall and the amazing urn built for us by Julia Burr in the background.
Credit: Amy Skinner Underwood
Tony Bird

climber
Northridge, CA
Oct 23, 2011 - 11:23am PT
sweet--

i interviewed todd by telephone once for an article i did on the organ mountains in new mexico, a place he was drawn to, but had trouble getting belayers back up there. his climbing in africa was inspirational--thanks for bumping this thread.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 23, 2011 - 12:36pm PT
My daughter is going to be 22 this week on their shared birthday. Every year I'm reminded of my old climbing and college buddy, the poingency of his passing and the continuity of Natalie growing up. They met a few times when she was really little, but I don't think we made the connection of the birthday while he was alive, or at least never had occasion to talk about it.
Cheers and vibes Amy.

Jay Anderson
Kalimon

Trad climber
Ridgway, CO
Oct 23, 2011 - 01:04pm PT
I had the good fortune of meeting Todd at the Cookie back when he was working on the Stigma. He was very kind and positive to my then seventeen year old self. A good sincere man.

Nice to see his family is doing well.

Good thoughts to all.
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Oct 23, 2011 - 01:26pm PT
What a beautiful legacy!

(Has it already been five years? Feels like yesterday.)
graniteclimber

Trad climber
The Illuminati -- S.P.E.C.T.R.E. Division
Oct 23, 2011 - 01:30pm PT


jopay

climber
so.il
Oct 23, 2011 - 02:59pm PT
I had the good fortune to spend part of a climbing day with Todd, he had been in St. Louis for a slide presentation and we invited him to Jackson Falls. I witnessed some great on-sighting as well as some down rating. I especially remember his on-sight of "Viking Blood" 5.12c quite impressive. I have a North Face poster from that show of him and Paul hanging by my woody. I'm proud to have met him, my very best to Amy and his children.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Oct 23, 2011 - 05:16pm PT
The first time I spent any time on ST was after Todd had died. I read everyone of the thousand + posts. He had climbed quite a bit in the Hills and we looked up to Todd and Paul immensely. They had freed the Salathe shortly before I had started climbing, and I could not believe that small town people could do such great feats. We hung with Pete Delenoy quite a bit and many of my friends ended up meeting Todd here or there. Never heard a bad word about him from anyone that knew him around here. It blew me away that they putting up routes at the Tower left and right in the 80's and early 90's. So sorry that he couldn't continue to old age, but to his family and friends know that he touched many people that you have never met still do to this day.
klk

Trad climber
cali
Oct 23, 2011 - 07:16pm PT
wow, nice to see the smiles.

thanks and best

slabbo

Trad climber
fort garland, colo
Oct 24, 2011 - 06:56pm PT
Todd was a total inspiration for me from our first meeeting in' 81 to the last time i saw him. Always energetic, smiling and ready to go !

The best hit list ever when we me at the Tower for the V-- so good.

My fondest memory was the wood stove in the VW camper, along with the Suzuki's plowed car..................
Timmc

climber
BC
Oct 24, 2011 - 07:42pm PT
My friends and I were camped in Upper Pines beside Todd when he was working on freeing the Salathe. He was gracious enough to come over and indulge some canucks with his infectious smile and good vibes.
Respect.
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Oct 24, 2011 - 07:56pm PT
I'm still groovin' on Todd's infectious energy. From when he pulled up and grabbed the camp next to mine in JTree (Hey, want an orange?) to the time I ran into him in Skardu (Wow, I gotta travel to Pakistan to see you, eh Kelly!).

No, you can't forget that energy.




Although, that woodie in the living room in El Paso was Sick Minded!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 24, 2011 - 10:41pm PT
hey there say, amy... thank you for sharing this lovely picture and the memoires, with us all...


god bless to you, this eve...
:)
bhilden

Trad climber
Mountain View, CA
Oct 24, 2011 - 11:55pm PT
My climbing partner and I were having dinner at the restaurant a few miles east of Devil's Tower when one of the patrons, a local rancher, came over.

"I have some fence mending that needs to be done on my ranch. I can offer you a side of beef. You interested?"

"What?"

It turns out that, since we were dressed in our white climbers pants, the rancher assumed, correctly, that we were climbers. The only climbers he knew were Todd Skinner and his buddies who, in the early to mid 80's lived in a teepee on his property and did odd jobs to make ends meet. That was Todd! He was one of a kind!
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