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


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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..

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.


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

My condolences and respects to his family.

Walter Flint

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

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.

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.

Trad climber
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

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


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.

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.


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.

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

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.


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

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

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:30am PT
I only met him once and had a great time climbing with at Pinnacles only a month ago. I feel sick to my stomach. I did not know him well but I feel a real loss. He had so much more to do here.


Big Wall climber
A cube at my soul sucking job in Oregon
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:38am PT
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:46am PT
To be loved well is to have lived well.....peace, lynne
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