Joshua Tree Accident


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Trad climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 16, 2009 - 02:19pm PT
Condolences to the family


Social climber
So Cal
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:33pm PT
Wody Stark was killed instantly in a fall yesterday in Real Hidden Valley on the Great Burrito.

Al Kwok fell about 70 ft and is recovering from broken ribs.

I'd like to thank the two that got Al down. The EMTs and the doctor that showed up within minutes The Park Service SB Air and all the SAR people that helped.

I'd like to especialy thank Ryan and Steve. I don't know how I would have dealt with it with out a couple of familliar faces around.

There will be plenty of time for analysis and speculation about what happened. Out of respect for his children, Tia and Woody Jr. please forego that for now.



climber a single wide......
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:34pm PT
God rest his soul. This is a very, very sad day. Our world is diminished with his leaving us.

My heart goes out to Tia, Woody Jr., and to all of the people who loved Woody.

thnx Todd G for the wonderful photo

Social climber
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:36pm PT
I'm speechless...the worst day in the history of JT.

Big Wall climber
Stoney Point
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:36pm PT
Loss for words.

Just Shock.


Trad climber
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:37pm PT
That is some very sad news

Far Out
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:37pm PT
Oh no!!! This is awful!

I'm so so so so sorry!

Can't really think right now. It's such a shock. For all the times we traded BS on here I couldn't help but really like him... I never doubted he was a kind and gentle soul. I just assumed we'd meet some day and get a long great.

This is horrible and I'm at a loss for words or even thoughts that make sense. It doesn't... how could it?

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:38pm PT
Our Woody? Is it possible? I am so sorry to hear this.

Mar 16, 2009 - 02:39pm PT
Yeah. Our Woody. So sad.

Mar 16, 2009 - 02:40pm PT
Not Woody? F$#@!!!! So sorry...

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:42pm PT
Oh my God....I'm speechless.

Not Woody. Rest in peace, bro.

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:43pm PT
The Woody Stark. The Joshua pioneer?

Christ, I grew up on his routes out at the Tree.

A very sad day indeed. Condolences to all.

Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:44pm PT
Rest in peace, Woody. And thanks for stirring shít up around here...

Mar 16, 2009 - 02:45pm PT
That is truly, truly tragic news. When I saw the name of 'Curtis Stark' in the article, the thought quickly passed through my head- is that Woody?- then I shook it off.

Too unreal to believe. My greatest condolences to his family, and to the many, many people he called his friends here on ST.

Please be careful out there, everyone.

Mar 16, 2009 - 02:45pm PT
Oh man, that hurts. My condolences to all his family, friends, and ropemates. A sad day for anyone who has set boot to Joshua Tree stone.

Social climber
wuz real!
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:47pm PT
oh man, I'm stunned.
Condolences to his family. I know we, will miss him.

Be careful out there.

Mar 16, 2009 - 02:47pm PT

God bless Woody. So sad.

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:52pm PT

Awful news.

I only knew him here on ST, but my best wishes to all his friends and family.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:53pm PT
OMG - our Woody??

This is too sad for such a bright and beautiful day.

My condolences to all affected.


A long way from where I started
Mar 16, 2009 - 02:54pm PT
A very sad day. Sympathy to his family and friends.
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