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velvet!

Trad climber
La Cochitaville
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 11, 2017 - 10:46pm PT
Hey Team,

I just wanted to address the rumors about what happened today and give ya'll a brief update.

Quinn and Josie were climbing the Nose when Quinn took an approximately 100 foot fall mid lead up the boot flake and unfortunately struck Texas flake. She is alive, alert/oriented, and stable but dealing with severe and likely life long injuries.

I am with her, Josie is on her way and her family will arrive tomorrow.

We will update here as Quinn and her family deem appropriate.

Thanks,

Libby
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 11, 2017 - 11:08pm PT
hey there say, libby... say, i don't have much that i could probably do, but, i am open for the long-haul... to help in anyway...

if you need to email, let me know...

god bless and prayers...
very sad to hear this...

thanks for letting folks know...


even phone calls, for moral, in the months to come,
etc, when folks get tempted to feel down... or anything...
...
crackers

climber
istanbul/new york city
Oct 11, 2017 - 11:08pm PT
Thanks Libby!

Healing thoughts and vibes!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Oct 11, 2017 - 11:30pm PT
Heal fast!

thx Libby
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 11, 2017 - 11:39pm PT
There should be some hard editing about the current sense of rock climbing athleticism on The Nose and fundamental realities involving gravity.

All of the best intended for a full recovery for Quinn Brett. Her accomplishments are exemplary.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 12:43am PT
best wishes to you all
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Oct 12, 2017 - 01:20am PT
So very sorry to hear this Libby. Thanks for keeping us apprised. Prayers for Quinn and family.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 01:38am PT
Bummer, sounds pretty bad.
Alive is a good result for that fall.
Alert is good, too.
Bummer about this sport, though - one mistake and you can be wrecked for life or dead if you're runout or have no backup.

Just one year ago, Quinn and Josie did those 7 walls in 7 days.
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web16f/newswire-tour-de-ditch-quinn-brett-and-josie-mckee
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Oct 12, 2017 - 03:44am PT
Best Wishes and good healing
bernadette regan

climber
joshua tree, ca
Oct 12, 2017 - 06:31am PT
Sending positive vibes!
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Oct 12, 2017 - 06:59am PT
Hoping for a fast and full recovery! Thank you for keeping us in the loop.


Scott
Levy

Big Wall climber
Calabasas
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:04am PT
Glad to hear she was alert and aware, a huge thanks to YOSAR for their rescue competency.

Heal up Quinn.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:36am PT
Healing vibes to Quinn.
Tad
BrassNuts

Trad climber
Save your a_s, reach for the brass...
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:51am PT
Oh no! Very sorry to hear this. Hope everything goes as well as possible.
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:51am PT
Hoping for the best possible outcome.
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:55am PT
Oh jeez.
So sorry to hear this.
Heal up fast and strong.

Been a tough Fall this year.

Susan
couchmaster

climber
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:09am PT


Thanks for the report Libby, prayers and thoughts for fast and full healing. Curious, were they going for a speed record?

Good climbing vid here if anyone has interest:
http://www.livestonewear.com/2013/02/19/quinn-brett-rockstar-climber-and-mountain-maven/





Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:12am PT
Looking forward to a fast recovery and an exciting first hand account of this wild adventure. 100 ft fall will be a great tale to tell the grandkids someday.

moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:24am PT
Best wishes to all. Hoping for full recovery.

Andrzej
Zachary Barr

Social climber
Denver, CO
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:24am PT
Oh dear Quinn! I am just learning about this. My warmest wishes for the best possible recovery.

Your admirer,
Zac
gnome

Social climber
Dartmoor, England
Oct 12, 2017 - 08:30am PT
Quinn, sending so much love & healing thoughts to you. You wonderful humble inspirational woman. I'm hoping for the best best possible recovery ever & that you are in the most caring hands. There's a lot of folks out there rooting for you! Much Love from ColoRADo. X Gnome
G Murphy

Trad climber
Oakland CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 09:23am PT
Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.
L

climber
Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Oct 12, 2017 - 09:32am PT
So sorry to hear this.

Sending Quinn healing vibes and best intentions for a full recovery.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 09:37am PT
Best wishes to you
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Oct 12, 2017 - 09:41am PT
Be strong, heal up better than ever.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Oct 12, 2017 - 09:44am PT
good luck for the fullest recovery to quinn. speed climbing is so dangerous, i hope everybody tries to be careful out there. steve
yogiclimber

Social climber
Martinez, CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 09:46am PT
Sending well wishes to Quinn, peace and love.
velvet!

Trad climber
La Cochitaville
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 12, 2017 - 10:38am PT
UPDATE:

Josie and I spent all night with Quinn in the ICU. She’s awake and finally being allowed to drink so she is super excited about that as it had been over 24 hours without anything but IV fluids and mouth swabs.

Her plan of care remains extremely complicated and as of yet fully undetermined.

She has requested ‘fingers crossed’ for her recovery and also jokes. She wants to laugh. So, send your best, SuperTacoans.

We will be getting a Caring Bridge website up for more complete updates once I can get my computer to work. Those of you that know me on FB can write Quinn a letter there (or post here) and Josie and I will read them to her until the CB site goes up. We might not be able to respond to everyone because duh, Quinn is f*#king awesome and so very many people love her. But we will be sure your jokes, message and well wishes get to her.

Thanks, Team.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 12, 2017 - 10:53am PT
I’m glad that there is hope....fingers crossed!!!
kingtut

Social climber
carmel, ca
Oct 12, 2017 - 10:55am PT
Best wishes Quinn. Your light will shine through this!

scotty vincik

climber
up north, these days
Oct 12, 2017 - 10:59am PT
That must have been pretty f*#king wild whipping while running out the boot. Many of us have thought about it while looking down at that loop of slack. I'm happy you have good friends at the bedside, and many more who are going to help in the days to come.
From Brookland Station

Trad climber
Washington, DC
Oct 12, 2017 - 11:06am PT
Quinn,

I only met you once, but you were funny and strong then, with rad friends, so I know you'll get through.
Libby and Quinn at the Climb the Hill after party.
Libby and Quinn at the Climb the Hill after party.
Credit: From Brookland Station
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Oct 12, 2017 - 11:09am PT
You are a warrior, be strong! Everyone is sending good vibes your way.
-another brother of the stone.
Mike.

climber
Oct 12, 2017 - 11:20am PT
Hey, Quinn, not everybody knows how much it blows to go from ultimate freedom to being busted up and in the system. But some of us do! You lucked out, because you're reading this – a gift in itself. May the gifts of healing and milestones continue to come your way. Power on!

Thanks for the update, velvet.
clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Oct 12, 2017 - 11:35am PT

Why did the chicken do the King Swing?



Because it takes freak'n forever to peck free holds in granite with a beak.

Yep awful! :)
Hope for a good recovery Quinn!

Eric Angus

Trad climber
North Vancouver
Oct 12, 2017 - 11:39am PT
Love and thoughts coming your way from north of the border granite. Thanks for posting, Libby ( sent you a message via FB if you need/want a resource). Eric
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Oct 12, 2017 - 11:47am PT
Hang in heal fast, Quinn! Glad you didn't pull the Flake off too!
BrynEvans

Social climber
Nowhere
Oct 12, 2017 - 12:02pm PT
Best wishes Quinn, heal up.

"Does she always snort when she laughs?"
"Only if the jokes are good, or really bad."
shipoopoi

Big Wall climber
oakland
Oct 12, 2017 - 12:03pm PT
here's one of my best for quinn

Q: what do walruses and tupperware have in common?

A: They both like a tight seal! LOL
john hansen

climber
Oct 12, 2017 - 12:21pm PT
http://elcapreport.com/content/elcap-report-101117-special-edition-texas-flake-rescue
socialclimber

climber
CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 12:29pm PT
Have not had the pleasure of meeting Quinn, but I know Josie from years ago, lots of shenanigans at Sanctuary Rock Gym. Someone give her a big hug from me as I have not seen her in years(last time maybe Pinnacles)! and strong thoughts and energy for Quinn on a quick recovery, that is a hell of a fall to survive, one strong as hell human!

A G-Rated joke:
What do you call a bear with no teeth?

 A gummy bear!

A not-so-G-rated joke:
Did you hear about the guy with five penises?

 His pants fit like a glove!

Charles Schrammel
WBraun

climber
Oct 12, 2017 - 12:36pm PT
It's truely a miracle to survive that fall .....
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Cascade Mountains and Monterey Bay
Oct 12, 2017 - 12:39pm PT
prayers for comfort and healing
J Wells

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Oct 12, 2017 - 02:01pm PT
I second Werner's observation. You must be needed/wanted on this earth still. Get well fast! -Jason
Amber Seyler

Trad climber
Washington, DC
Oct 12, 2017 - 02:37pm PT
Why did Tigger stick his head in the toilet?

He was looking for poo(h).

It's always a good time for a poop joke! Lots of love, Quinn! Fingers crossed for a thorough recovery.

Amber
Scott07

Sport climber
SugarPine
Oct 12, 2017 - 02:47pm PT
What did one hat say to the other hat?

A: You stay here and I’ll go on ahead.


Recover well and fast!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 12, 2017 - 03:17pm PT
I'd bump this thread but some people might think that would be in bad taste.
Mike.

climber
Oct 12, 2017 - 03:19pm PT
Staylor77

climber
Oct 12, 2017 - 04:06pm PT
Quinnie B! You are my favorite "get me up a mountain" "take me on a road trip" "convince me to go running" bad ass lady friend. Here's to future handstands and hula hoops. You got this!!
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Oct 12, 2017 - 04:18pm PT
It's like when the substitute bellringer at Notre Dame faceplanted into the bell and then fell down the bell tower.

"Hey, that face rings a bell!"
"Yeah, he;s a dead ringer for Quasimodo!"
silverplume

climber
Boulder
Oct 12, 2017 - 04:24pm PT
No offense intended with these jokes.

Q: How do you know when there's a vegan at dinner?
A: They'll tell you.
~
Q: How many vegans does it take to change a light bulb?
A: It doesn't matter, vegans can't change anything.
~
Q: How much does a hipster weigh?
A: An instagram.
~
Q: How many hipsters does it take to change a light bulb?
A: It's kind of an obscure number- you wouldn't understand.

Sending good thoughts to Quinn!
limpingcrab

Trad climber
the middle of CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 04:36pm PT
Heal up and enjoy the friends and family that you have, even when they try to help to the point of annoying you :)

Why did the hipster burn his mouth on the pizza?

He ate it before it was cool.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 12, 2017 - 04:38pm PT
Best wishes for a quick recovery, Quinn!!!!
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 12, 2017 - 04:51pm PT
http://www.alpinist.com/doc/web16f/newswire-tour-de-ditch-quinn-brett-and-josie-mckee

These ladies are durable, tough, resilient and have lots of stamina.

Quinn, best wishes for quick healing.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Oct 12, 2017 - 04:56pm PT
Hope the recovery goes well.
Incredible fall, it is amazing you survived. Maybe everything IS in Allah's hands
Wendy Paton

climber
Sedro Woolley
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:15pm PT
Hello

I work with Quinn and we would like to send flowers and words of encouragement. If possible, could you tell me which hospital she is at?

Here is my private information:

Wendy Paton

360 770 6264

wpaton@remotemedical.com

Thank you
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Oct 12, 2017 - 07:15pm PT
Hope that you are through the worst of this business soon and that your recovery goes smoothly, Quinn. You have proven how tough you are many times, I have no doubt that you will do so again.
Zev G.

Trad climber
Oakland
Oct 12, 2017 - 10:12pm PT
What is the difference between: an old Greyhound terminal and a lobster with boobs?




One is a crusty bus station; the other is a busty crustacean.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 13, 2017 - 01:29am PT
What hospital/department/room? If not confidential. Read on Facebook that her humor is intact, hope it is the case! And wish for a speedy recovery. She seems like a stubborn and very strong, people like that do well at recovery!!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 13, 2017 - 01:53am PT
hey there, say... yes, can we send cards??? or anything?

:)
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Oct 13, 2017 - 01:57am PT
Best wishes for a good recovery!
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Oct 13, 2017 - 05:05am PT
"hey there you," hope this helps ... http://youtu.be/d0Ua9xZP6Lw
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Sacramento, CA
Oct 13, 2017 - 06:07am PT
A speedy recovery!

I had my own fall (only a third the distance) and I found a lot of solace in reaching out to others in the climbing community who'd gone through the same thing.

I'm glad you're finding humor still, that is very beneficial in the hospital and recovery process. You'll be top of your PT class, I'm sure! Remember to mind the mental trauma too.
velvet!

Trad climber
La Cochitaville
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2017 - 06:51am PT
Morning everyone,

Quinn remains stable and is looking towards her new future with the dogged determination we would expect from her.

She continues in the ICU at Doctors Hospital of Modesto in California. She is scheduled for her surgery Monday afternoon but we are still investigating alternative options and facilities.

Her boyfriend and parents arrived safely yesterday.

Currently, If you would like to send a card, you can do so by addressing them to her by name and the hospital. They will send them to her room. She is likely to only be here till Tuesday or Wednesday though (if the plan doesn't change) before transferring to a new, as of yet undetermined center. Please be aware that as she is in the ICU, she cannot accept flowers, food or latex balloons.

Alternatively, since we aren't fully sure of her plan and location, a mailed card may arrive after transfer. But I have a challenge - those of you that personally know Quinn know she loves a good handstand. Drop what you're doing and take a hand/head stand photo and post up here or on her FB page.

Also, keep the jokes coming!


Much love, team.
notdisabled

Big Wall climber
Martell, NE
Oct 13, 2017 - 07:50am PT
*be aware this joke only works if you HEAR it — It relies on homophones, so writing it down makes it 1-dimensional*

What’s the square root of 69?
.
.
.
.
.
.
Eight.........SOMEthing.
-or-
Ate.........SOMEthing.

If she’s got a spinal cord injury and is incomplete, go to Craig in Denver. If she’s complete, go wherever feels best.

GOOD LUCK!

Alex
Clay Kennedy

Trad climber
Asheville, NC
Oct 13, 2017 - 08:09am PT
This joke is def not for the young one but was def a Quinn favorite at one point so here it goes

So there is an old couple driving down the road, grandpa behind the steering wheel maybe driving a bit reckless. Well the fly past an unmarked cop car who the pulls them over. the cop walks up to the car and asks tha grandpa for his license and reg. Grandma in the passenger seat is a bit hard of hearing and yells out what he say?!?! granpa replies with a bit of yell that "he wants my license and reg". Next the cop asks the old man if he knows why he got pulled over and again the grandma yells out "what he say!?!" Again the old man repeats what the cop has said. Looking at the grandpas license he notices that they are from the same town. the cop tells the old man that he used to date a women from their town and adds with a bit of a chuckle that was a terrible lay. Again the grandma yells " what he say?!" and the grandpa yells back at her, "he says he knows ya!"

Thanks for looking out for qb and hopefully keeping her laughing
sibylle

Trad climber
On the road!
Oct 13, 2017 - 08:57am PT
Best wishes for your recovery, Quinn! You can do it! We're all rooting for you .
clifff

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Oct 13, 2017 - 10:03am PT
Hang in there Quinn!

https://www.instagram.com/quinndalina/?hl=en


credit: Quinn
Dougald

climber
CO
Oct 13, 2017 - 10:22am PT
A weak joke for a strong person: Q. What did the Buddhist say to the sandwich maker? A. Make me one with everything.
Amber Seyler

Trad climber
Washington, DC
Oct 13, 2017 - 10:53am PT
What do you call a midget psychic who escaped from prison?

A small medium at large.
IntheFog

climber
Mostly the next place
Oct 13, 2017 - 11:03am PT
What do you get when you drop a piano down a mine shaft?

A flat miner!
Oplopanax

Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
Oct 13, 2017 - 11:08am PT
An appropriate joke:

What has four wings and walks?
A convalescents' hospital
silverplume

Trad climber
Boulder
Oct 13, 2017 - 11:35am PT
Here are some handstands from a variety of fun places for Quinn. These are mostly of my GF, but Quinn's friend Lisa B. from Bishop (of Lisa B. and Huck fame- Huck is YOSAR) shows up in a couple of photos, too- please let her know. We haven't met Quinn, sadly, but we know lots of folks in common. When Quinn, Lizzy, et al went to Greenland a few years back, I introduced Lizzy to a friend of mine in Iceland and everyone ended up staying with her when a spat of bad weather prevented travel to Greenland. Good thoughts heading Quinn's way!

Quintana Roo, Mexico:

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Missing photo ID#512939
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Missing photo ID#512940


Shelf Road, Colorado:

photo not found
Missing photo ID#512941

Campo Donini, Indian Creek:

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Missing photo ID#512942

Beef Basin, Indian Creek (with Lisa B):

photo not found
Missing photo ID#512943
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Missing photo ID#512947

Lavender Canyon, Utah (with Lisa B):

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Missing photo ID#512944
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Missing photo ID#512945

Indian Peaks, Colorado:

photo not found
Missing photo ID#512946

wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Oct 13, 2017 - 02:06pm PT


What's the difference between a golf ball and a G-spot?

A guy will actually search for a golf ball.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 13, 2017 - 02:26pm PT
How do you get down off of an elephant ?



Impossible. You get down off of a duck.
velvet!

Trad climber
La Cochitaville
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2017 - 02:56pm PT
Friends of Quinn Brett -

we have a CaringBridge site up for her so that we can have just one update to give per day in order focus most of our time on Quinn and her care. Per Quinn's request, it will be invite only for now. Please send me or Max an email, FB message or text with your email addresses and we will add you. Thanks for all the love, jokes, handstand photos and positive thoughts. Keep 'em coming, team! <3
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Oct 13, 2017 - 05:02pm PT
Libby,
If Quinn has a spinal cord injury, she might benefit from talking with my friend Wendy, who had a bad long fall a few years ago. (Maybe sometime after the surgery and prognosis).
https://wendyong.org/
Yafer

Trad climber
Chatsworth, California
Oct 13, 2017 - 05:06pm PT
Get better!
couchmaster

climber
Oct 13, 2017 - 06:17pm PT


Old married couple went to the Doctor so Grandpa could get some issues checked out. Grandma was just there to help.

The Dr says: "We'll need a stool sample, a Urine sample and a Semen sample." Grandpa leaned over to Grandma and said in a loud voice: "WHAT DID HE SAY?"

Grandma leaned over to Grandpas good ear and said in an equally loud voice: "HE SAID GIVE HIM YOUR UNDERPANTS!"

Heal up!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 13, 2017 - 07:07pm PT
Dam, Guido can still do it. Well it was some years back.

All for you Quinn from an old boy who has great respect and admiration for your generation and accomplishments. Sending good vibes to you and positive energy........

Credit: guido
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 14, 2017 - 06:00am PT
hey there, say, velvet! (libby)... there are a bunch of doctor medical center stuff, but i can't find doctors hospital, modesto, for an address???

can someone help, please?
renzo

Trad climber
Whitefish Mt
Oct 14, 2017 - 06:25am PT
Heal fast Quinn, Uncle Harry and Douglas need you to keep them out of trouble!
clifff

Mountain climber
golden, rollin hills of California
Oct 14, 2017 - 08:16am PT
Doctors Medical Center  
1441 Florida Ave
Modesto, CA 95350

Phone: (209) 578-1211

Everybody calls it Doctors Hospital.

velvet!

Trad climber
La Cochitaville
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2017 - 11:49am PT
Team,

Quinn will have surgery here in Modesto on Monday. We have consulted with damn near every climber physician on the west coast and through them have spoken to some of the countries top neurosurgeons. (Our community is f*#king amazing at rallying!) Quinn is getting the best care possible.

She is surrounded by a gaggle of eager friends and her loving family that are totally sending when it comes to coordinating her care.

Quinn remains on large doses of pain meds and sleeps as much as the nurses and doctors will allow. But when awake she smiles and talks eagerly about wanting to get to work on starting rehab.

Please continue to send your love her way but if you want something more tangible, we finally have a fundraising site with various options up and running.

https://www.youcaring.com/quinnbrett

Quinn has insurance but with the complexity and duration of the care she has and will need, her medical and new life costs will be extraordinary.

And again, if you are friends with Quinn and wish to be kept up to date with her care, please email, FB message or text me, her brother or her boyfriend and we will send you an invite link to access her private CaringBridge page. If you have already done so but don't see the email, check your spam box. Other than the occasional BUMP for her fundraiser, I will mostly cease doing these public updates.

Much love and thanks to you all.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 14, 2017 - 01:35pm PT
hey there say, cliff... thanks, THAT was one that i did see, too...

also, thanks for the update, velvet...
velvet!

Trad climber
La Cochitaville
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2017 - 01:40pm PT
Yes, it is Doctors Medical Center, apologies for misspeaking (typing?)

Quinn will be here till approximately Wednesday. Again, no flowers, food or latex balloons per hospital policy.

<3
TMayse

climber
Oct 14, 2017 - 01:40pm PT
Hi Quinn,

A few years ago I was up at HD with my buddy Todd Johnson from Missouri. We saw you on the Nose a couple days earlier.. I remember saying to Todd "that chick is strong"! Then there you were up at HD no worse for wear! As I recall you were pretty quiet with a nice smile. You made an impression on myself and Todd on that trip!

My wife Lori and I are sending you positive healing energy!

Get well!

Cheers,

Oklahoma Tony


Edit:
Thanks for the updates Libby.
Josiemckee

Big Wall climber
Mariposa, CA
Oct 14, 2017 - 03:15pm PT
We love this woman. She is a true inspiration. Right now she needs our help. She will be undergoing a lengthy recovery which will also be costly. Her insurance is covering a good chunk of the cost of the emergency care, but the rehab process is going need support from the tribe. We want to get this woman out and after it, inspiring others again. Please do what you can. Every little bit counts! Thanks for all the love, prayers and support going out to Quinn.

https://www.youcaring.com/quinnbrett-980578
core

climber
Oct 14, 2017 - 05:00pm PT
I am typing this from the hospital with Quinn. My family and I can't thank you all enough for your actions and support over the last few days. Additionally, there are a number of people who played key roles that we would like to thank personally, because without your effort we would likely be looking at a significantly different landscape. We are extremely grateful to the following people:

Josie, for your quick thinking and your ability to leverage all of your experience to expedite Quinn’s rescue. Despite all of your climbing, rigging, and rescue experience, I can’t imagine it was easy for you to go through what you did with Quinn and still have the capacity to focus and immediately come to her aid. My family and I will be eternally grateful for everything that you have done. Thank you!

Libby, for dropping everything you were doing and being the first one here at the hospital with Quinn. Your support, boundless energy, drive, and ability to stay focused has been a tremendous asset. Also, thank you for all the time and effort you put into establishing the outreach and communication platforms. I have been in a daze since Wednesday, and I would still be spinning my wheels without your support. Thank you!

Rescue team (including YOSAR, pilots, spotters, and the rest of your support team), for your astounding skill and bravery. Since I was a child visiting Yosemite National Park in the 80’s, I have not only admired those strong enough to climb the great Yosemite walls, but also those who are brave AND strong enough to put themselves at risk while rescuing the climbers in need. Thank you!

Tom Evans, for your photography skills and overall contributions to the climbing community. I have followed your reports for years, admiring the quality of the images and amazing feats you captured through your lens. Quinn is modest and not much of a self-promotor, so your reports and photographs helped me keep tabs on my sister and witness her amazing adventures from afar. I’m grateful that you were in the valley last week and able to document the rescue. Your photographs capture not only the severity of the situation, but also the bravery off those who rescued her. Thank you!

There are many more people I have yet to thank, or thank again, but the ST community and those folks I wrote about above deserve special recognition.

Best,
Cory Brett
aspendougy

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 14, 2017 - 06:19pm PT
Dear Quinn:

If you get to see this thread, and you need some comic relief:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3K_qLZ3T8Ws

1968 song "THE MIGHTY QUINN"

Their live performance is pretty funny!
apinguat

Trad climber
kingfield, me
Oct 16, 2017 - 10:46am PT
Get better soon. This is tough to hear. Thanks for the updates.
Yafer

Trad climber
Chatsworth, California
Oct 19, 2017 - 09:06pm PT
Love to Quinn.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 19, 2017 - 10:36pm PT
hey there say, all... if you get an updated address, please let us know


thank you, :)
Lindzzz

Sport climber
Banff
Oct 20, 2017 - 02:03am PT
Maple canyon handstand
Maple canyon handstand
Credit: Lindzzz

Hey Quinn... I don't know you but we have a ton of mutual friends. I've been thinking so much about you and wanted to share a handstand photo in support of you, your recovery and amazing spirit. This is from maple 🍁 canyon a few years ago. Much love and strength to you on this crazy journey we call life.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Oct 20, 2017 - 08:18am PT
Bump. Pony up a few bucks, folks. Could be any of us.

BAd
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Oct 20, 2017 - 07:57pm PT
How is Quinn doing today ?
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Oct 23, 2017 - 01:06pm PT
Bump https://www.youcaring.com/quinnbrett-980578
WTF

climber
Oct 24, 2017 - 02:14pm PT
How do you know your girlfriend is getting fat?
























She fits in your wife’s clothes


TMayse

climber
Oct 24, 2017 - 08:14pm PT
Bump
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 25, 2017 - 08:49am PT
What’s the difference between a Catholic priest and a zit?

A zit will wait until you’re twelve before it comes on your face.

:) have a great day!

Josiemckee

Big Wall climber
Mariposa, CA
Oct 31, 2017 - 11:53pm PT
Here's an interview that Quinn did for Rock and Ice about the accident: http://rockandice.com/climbing-accidents/recovery-update-quinn-brett-100-foot-el-cap-fall/
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Nov 1, 2017 - 12:08am PT
hey there say, josie... thank you so very much...

hopes, prayers and the best, for her... :)
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 1, 2017 - 01:05am PT
Read the interview earlier today.

Quinn's got moxie and a lot of friends.

To be sure, I'm praying for 100% recovery.
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
Nov 29, 2017 - 01:38pm PT
Quinn, we don't know each other... but I'm over here trying to manifest you a recover better than "best case." :)
Flip Flop

climber
Earth Planet, Universe
Nov 30, 2017 - 05:56am PT
The High Fives Organization in Truckee is there to help recovering athletes. They help a lot of people.
MAD BOLTER

Trad climber
CARLSBAD,NM
Nov 30, 2017 - 01:37pm PT
HEAL FAST AND ENJOY COMING BACK---REMEMBER GRAVITY SUCKS!!!
YOU GOT KICKED BY THE "BOOT" (HO-HO--)
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jan 12, 2018 - 12:11am PT
hey there say, ... bump...


also, here is this link, again...

https://www.youcaring.com/quinnbrett-980578

it has a jan. 9 update, on what quinn is doing,
and, how she is out, now, as an outpatient...


hope to hear from velvet, for an address... :)
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