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May 22, 2019 - 11:56am PT
You will always be remembered my friend
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
May 22, 2019 - 07:06pm PT
Dang, he was Legend. I never had the opportunity to meet him.

RIP fellow Wall Rat
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
May 22, 2019 - 07:12pm PT
Great photo, Mike.

It all feels like an unpleasant reminder that disasterous free solo falls happen,
even to people who are very good climbers.
And that we may have to live with the sometimes bad consequences of our risk choices for many years.
Or our survivors will be doing that.

May 22, 2019 - 07:18pm PT
He chose the wrong path at a time and circumstance when he wasn't in a clear frame of mind and paid a huge price for it .......

jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
May 22, 2019 - 08:29pm PT

May 23, 2019 - 11:13am PT
I was bummed to see this the other day. Troy and I hung out a bunch BITD. In 1983 we tried a new route on Half Dome, but after a pitch with a completely closed off corner we started jokingly calling it The Big Drill. We bailed shortly thereafter though Bridwell ended up going up a few years later to finish it, drilling a massive number of holes if I recall correctly. Troy was always super fun and friendly to everyone. After his accident in 1991 Walt and I drove down to Visalia where he was in the hospital. He came out of a coma right when we got there, and as you might imagine, with Walt and I, we did our best to entertain him until the hospital staff kicked us out. Peace to Tobin, and RIP brother.
Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
May 23, 2019 - 11:58am PT
Sad news. I probably met him once or twice, but The Trons were legendary. Wish I'd gotten to know him.


Hobart, Australia
May 23, 2019 - 08:20pm PT
Sad to hear this news. I worked with Troy and Tracy on rescue for many years. What a duo back then! Solid on rescues.

Native Son was a major turning point for both Walt and Troy.. He had a good heart. Wild man to be sure. RIP.
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