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


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Jun 13, 2009 - 10:46am PT
Holy sh'it!!!!


This is grim. What's going on in this world?????

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:57am PT
Awwwww, Brutus,

I'll never forget hanging out at the Snow Canyon Sushi Fest with you and Em. I wish, so much, that our lives had touched more. Here are some pics:

Brutus, Flouride and Piton Ron



Trad climber
Apple Valley, California
Jun 13, 2009 - 10:57am PT
Oh No!!

Another Great loss.
Bruce Bindner and I used to climb a lot together back in the 80s when he lived in Barstow out at the Sawtooths,(New Jack City)and JT.

He was a great climber, and I will sorely miss him.

My sincere condolences go out to Nurse Ratchet.

RIP Bruce.


Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:09am PT
I only met him once - at the Snow Canyon Sushifest. I'm glad I was fortunate to have spent a little amount of time with him and Nurse Ratchet. Two very very nice folks.

This has always been a favorite photo of that time:

Tony Puppo

Jun 13, 2009 - 11:11am PT
Holy crap, no fair.
My deepest condolences to all his many friends and family.
the Fet

Supercaliyosemistic climber
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:13am PT
I'm sad I never got a chance to meet Brutus, but have enjoyed his writings tremendously which showed he lived life to the fullest.

My condolences to friend and family of this special person.

Truckee, CA
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:17am PT
Really really sad and shocking news. Never would I refer to him as a "gym climber" but he was often seen at CityRock in the early days, and he totally owned the offwidth crack up the main wall. Werner bagged the first ascent, but Bruce did the 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc. and most other ascents of that thing. Always enjoyed encountering him in the meadows lot or the mobil, you could count on him heading out for or returning back from some kind of proud off-the-beaten-path "real climbing" adventure. So sorry for Em and all his great buddies.


Peter Mayfield

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:18am PT
Devestating news! I'm stunned. I only met Bruce once, thru an old GF in Oakland. He was a great guy . My condolences go to his family & friends. So sorry to hear this. He will be sorely missed.

Bill Leventhal

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:20am PT
WTF!! Holy crap!! Dwain just called me and told me of this news and I am so goddamned bummed to hear this.

He was just with us at widefest.

RIP my friend. You're meant to still be with us.

Condolences to Nurse Ratchet and DMT especially.

DAMMIT!!!!!!!! First Micah and now this?? WTF!!

Now I'm getting pretty pissed off at the universe.

At a loss....
Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:29am PT
This is really sad news. My condolences to Bruce's family and friends. Way too early to be called from the OCH.
Double D

Jun 13, 2009 - 11:34am PT
Sad news indeed. I always enjoyed his TR's. My condolences to his family and friends.

Tucson, AZ
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:35am PT

I'm numb and at a loss for words. Oh Em... Oh Dingus... I'll keep you both in my thoughts all day. You too mooch...

Rest in peace Brutus...

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:39am PT
Sorry to all involved. I loved his posts.

John Long

Mountain climber
Central California
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:46am PT
Tragic news...I loved his trip reports and had corresponded with him by email. He always seemed to climb the adventurous climbs that were especially appealing to me. Peace.
Gary Carpenter

SF Bay Area
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:50am PT
He was the best!! A terrible loss for all of us.

Em, you are in our prayers.


Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:51am PT
Terrible news.

Mooch - after our chat yesterday I was anxiously awaiting a wild exciting tr in a few days. I am so sorry it came out like this.

I have heard of "Brutus'" exploits and climbs for years, and finally got to crag with him last year there in the Hills, you were there too. I didn't try to get too much out of him then, rather just preferring to hang and let the stories roll as they would. He had a great presence.

My heart goes out to those who were his close friends and family.

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:55am PT
Rest in Peace Brutus of Wyde. You will be missed.

Mountain climber
Jun 13, 2009 - 11:56am PT
So sad.

May the Windhorse carry you quickly home.

Elevation 285 ft
Jun 13, 2009 - 12:02pm PT
so very sorry...

Big Wall climber
Yosemite, CA
Jun 13, 2009 - 12:06pm PT
To Bruce's family and loved ones...

I never met Bruce. But, as an El Cap climber I have been very inspired over the years by Bruce's stories. One of my favorites, which I have saved on my computer under the caption "the true meaning of wall climbing" was about when he and Amanda Tarr and Eric Coomer climbed the Magic Mushroom. I have read this story so many times, and when I do climb Magic Mushroom it will be in honor of him. I had always wished to interact with Bruce and I am sad that I did not get the chance.

A quote from the story as he recaps the climb, which he called truly magical...

The expressions of joy in the faces of my good friends
as we woke to a new day, knowing the wall at last was
behind us, and knowing that we had just done something
terribly important, no matter how meaningless it would
appear to the rest of the world. Time now to dance, to
drink. Time now to live.
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