The Passing Of A Dear Friend......Brutus Of Wyde

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Tork

climber
Yosemite
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:24am PT
Sad news. He will be missed
khanom

climber
dirt
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:29am PT
Em, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. It was five years ago almost exactly when I climbed with you and Bruce up at Sonora Pass. I had just started my first long climbing trip and in a way it was Bruce's enthusiasm and joy for climbing that ignited the fervor with which I attacked that trip. It's hard to explain, but watching you two reminded me of just how good climbing could be and it reset my expectations to a higher standard of "fun". That has served me well over the years and I've often looked back on that time when I needed to be reminded of what climbing means and what I should get out of it.

In the past few years, as I have spent so much time exploring the Sierra, no matter what summit I find myself on I can count on seeing Bruce's name in a register, usually more than once. I know his uncommon spirit will live on in those mountains.
mojede

Trad climber
Butte, America
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:34am PT
My sympathies go out to a "wide" brother, his friends, partners, and all that knew him.

The Taco will surely miss his presence..
johnboy

Trad climber
Can't get here from there
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:38am PT
Terrible news to read first thing in the morning.

I never meet him but feel like I have through all the post of his and his friends. Everyone has nothing but good things to say about him.

My deepest and sincere condolences to his family and all his dear friends.



John
Walleye

climber
Duluth Bucko, you can get Tierra Del Fuego
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:42am PT
Sadness........

My condolences and respects to his family.

Walter Flint
MisterE

Trad climber
One Step Beyond!
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:43am PT
I have always liked this piece by Bruce - it captures his spirit well:

http://www.bigwall.com/windhtr.html
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:46am PT
I am blown away by sadness and shock. Oh my. To his friends and family - my deepest condolences. There just are not words for something of this magnitude.
Daphne

Trad climber
Mill Valley, CA
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:47am PT
What a shock. I will hold love and light and prayer for all his loved ones and I dedicate this weekends climbing to him. Godspeed, Brutus of Wyde. You will be sorely missed.
rincon

Trad climber
SoCal
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:47am PT
OMG, this is horrendous news. What a tragedy.

So sorry for those who knew and loved Bruce, I wish I had known him, he seemed very a real nice guy.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:47am PT
Super sad news...I hadn't communicated with Bruce in years, but just reciently sold him some large cams...I met Bruce maybe 30 years ago when he was climbing with Pat Brennan....he was a rock climber , mountaineer, and a friend.........make the most of what you yet may spend, before you into dust descend......Rest in peace, Bruce.

Todd Gordon
George

Ice climber
Los Alamos, NM
Jun 13, 2009 - 09:49am PT
I never met Brutus, but I have read his postings - both comic and serious for years. He was one of the cast of characters on rec.climbing when I first got online back in the mid 90's along with Dingus and others. It has been odd but enjoyable to piece together an image of of a man from random bits of his life.

He was that crusty old hardman that so many of us aspire to be when we "grow up".

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends as they puzzle through this sudden tragedy.

With sadness,

George Marsden
Los Alamos, NM

couchmaster

climber
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:03am PT
I was hoping this was a "joke" and a trip report ..OMG, that's rough. Brutus seemed invincible. Wishing the best for his family and friends....I don't know what to say.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:06am PT
This is about as bad as news gets. .... What a terrible loss for so many of us.
x15x15

climber
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:08am PT
oh man. this is terrible news. like many of you, i only know brutus from the wreck.climbing and here. i always looked at brutus like he was THE MAN!

so sad.
RIP BRO... i will do a few climbs today and then go sit in the creek and drink my ales in your honor.

very sad indeed...damn...
Michelle

Trad climber
Damn Humid-as-f*#k Georgia
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:16am PT
Holy crap, I was hoping this was a joke too and was prepared to rant. But this totally sucks ass. I never met him but liked what he had to say here. Any SPH lover is in my heart and I feel this like have lost a brother, however distant.

My prayers are with you Em and all those close to you and Bruce.


Edit: go call someone you love and tell them you love them. Surprise an old friend or acquaintence by saying "hi." You never know when the opportunity gets taken from you.




mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:17am PT
I can't believe this. I'm sitting here in shock, my daughter doesn't understand why I am crying. Bruce was everything a climber should be. And a superb human being too.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:19am PT
I guess this must be for real, but I just can't believe it.

Brutus was the very Best....

Hang in there, Em!
Dingus Milktoast

climber
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:20am PT
My brother has passed. I can't stop crying.

I love you Brutus of Wyde.

I love you Em.

DMT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:22am PT
This is truly tragic news.
Chip

Trad climber
Sittin' Pretty in Fat City
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:26am PT
There are no words adequate. Very sorry to hear.
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