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

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mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jun 13, 2009 - 07:30am 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.

Moof

Big Wall climber
A cube at my soul sucking job in Oregon
Jun 13, 2009 - 07:38am PT
Sh#t,
x15x15

climber
Jun 13, 2009 - 07:43am PT
i remember getting schooled by brutus on wreck.climbing... i was talking shite (as usual) and brutus jumped in and put me in my place. when i finished reading his post i remember thinking, "sheeesh, i have been put in my place by the MAN." and there was no arguing with the man on this one, he was just flat out correct. i put my tail between my legs and walked away from the keyboard. this was probably 1999, or maybe year 2000, but ever since that schooling i knew brutus was someone learn from, and i have quietly read many of his posts gleaning a ton of information from a very knowledgable dhude...

again, RIP BRO!
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Jun 13, 2009 - 07:46am PT
To be loved well is to have lived well.....peace, lynne
WBraun

climber
Jun 13, 2009 - 07:46am PT
Holy sh'it!!!!

Unbelievable!!!!!

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

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jun 13, 2009 - 07:57am 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





Peace,
Mal

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
Apple Valley, California
Jun 13, 2009 - 07:57am 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.


Cosmiccragsman/Dwain
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:09am 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:


He's STRONG!
Tony Puppo

climber
Bishop
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:11am PT
Holy crap, no fair.
My deepest condolences to all his many friends and family.
the Fet

Supercaliyosemistic climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:13am 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.
Maysho

climber
Truckee, CA
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:17am 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.

Peace,

Peter Mayfield
Levy

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:18am 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
Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:20am 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

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:29am 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

climber
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:34am PT
Sad news indeed. I always enjoyed his TR's. My condolences to his family and friends.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:35am 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...
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:39am PT
Sorry to all involved. I loved his posts.

John Long
Bargainhunter

Mountain climber
Central California
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:46am 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

climber
SF Bay Area
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:50am PT
He was the best!! A terrible loss for all of us.

Em, you are in our prayers.

Gary
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jun 13, 2009 - 08:51am 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.
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