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

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Les

Trad climber
Bahston
Jul 6, 2011 - 05:13pm PT
Heading out to the Winds in a few weeks to do some climbing, including the Northeast Face of Pingora, and of course came across one of those classic Brutus of Wyde route topos for the route (from naclassics.com). Thanks, Bruce. Your spirit lives on.
Larry

Trad climber
Bisbee
Jul 6, 2011 - 06:04pm PT
naclassics.com is a cobweb domain.

http://lamountaineers.org/NAC/browserf/other/misc/index.htm is what you want.

Thanks for the inspiration, Bruce.
davidji

Social climber
CA
Jul 6, 2011 - 07:08pm PT
From 2007.



Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Jun 11, 2012 - 03:58am PT
I have been thinking of Brutus lately. It's about that time.

Every climbing weekend is a gift.

Thanks Brutus.


Btw, Brutus, I think I found another Spire to climb. The thing will probably teeter over and I'll surf it down to the river. Should be fun!


lol
Fishy

climber
Zurich, Switzerland
Jun 11, 2012 - 05:31am PT
Thats me sitting beside Brutus in the Facelift pic above - was glad to meet him. He had a great presence, and left a lasting impression. I never got to climb with him - but he still sticks in my memory.

Fishy.
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jun 11, 2012 - 09:39am PT
I never had the pleasure of meeting the man, but from what I have learned about Em, Brutus must have been one amazing guy.

I think it's wonderful that all of you that knew him keep his memory alive and well here, and out on the stone.

His legacy lives on....
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jun 11, 2012 - 09:43am PT
Miss you buddy.



DMT
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 11, 2012 - 02:54pm PT
I never had the pleasure of meeting the man, but from what I have learned about Em, Brutus must have been one amazing guy.

I think it's wonderful that all of you that knew him keep his memory alive and well here, and out on the stone.

His legacy lives on

+1 !!!!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Jun 11, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
great pic Dingus!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Jun 11, 2012 - 10:35pm PT















And your climbing partner smelt of Elderberries!!!




LOL
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 12, 2012 - 09:59am PT
Today marks the anniversary of the passing of my good friend Brutus. It was a life changing event for me in so many different ways. Most significantly was the enlightenment of how I witnessed the spirit of one soul transfer to the everlasting universe that surrounds you and me. A single moment where I knew Bruce would never be forgotten and know that his spirit resides in all of us who were touched by his presence.

I still miss you Brutus! Btw, are there Russian etriers for everyone where you're at? ;)
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 12, 2012 - 12:42pm PT

Bump for thoughts for Brutus!
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Jun 13, 2012 - 01:48am PT
From Bruce's climbing journal:

...................................
Lost Arrow Spire
6,900+, 24 Oct '93

The Tip
5.12 A0

It is another icy, wind-scoured October night. The milky peaks are so close you could touch them. A clear bright moon sails across the deep, wind-tossed, star-filled sky.

Two thousand feet below, Yosemite is ablaze with a handfull of twinkling diamonds clutched from the heavens and scattered across the floor of the Valley, constellations familiar from uncounted bivouacs; The Curry Village, The Lodge, Housekeeping, The Upper Pines...

Stand, with your toes hanging over the void in this moonlight and wind, with tourist-like trust in the two-inch pipe railing at the brink of Yosemite Point. Walk west along the railing, along the rim of the Valley, under the bright sky, to where the railing ends, the abyss expands and the cliff retreats into the night; where rising from this dark engulfment is a single, silver-grey and black apparition, a magical needle of moonlit stone so close, so unreachable, so remarkable in its intense isolation as to be a vision from beyond the Valley of Dreams.

If you listen here this evening, listen to the silence beyond the wind shistling through waxy manzanita leaves and ponderosa pine branches, listen with your mind, you will hear dimly at first, then more clearly through the night breeze, echoes from the past: whispers and jingling of ghostly voices and phantom carabiners; reverberating shouts of triumph like bright distant flashes of sunlight on the sea; laughter like moonlight on a brook; the chill sobbing of empty grief like a cold pool in the darkness.

Listen and you will hear a multitude of voices dancing together this moonlit night: Richard Leonard, John Salathé, John Thune, Anton Nelson, Jack Arnold, Fritz Lippman, Robin Hansen... Don Lauria, Warren Harding, Mark Powell, Frank Sacherer, Yvon Chouinard, Steve Roper, Allen Steck, (our own Uncle Al!) Bill Feuerer... Irving Smith... you will hear their voices echoing off these high peaks: theirs and others in a chorus in the starlit sky.

It is the late night side of dawn. You shiver deeper into the pile jacket, and turn back from this vision, down a rough gravel trail, across moonswept granite slabs, toward a campfire now burned to embers, toward a few hours sleep. In the morning, in the startling sunlight of a new day, you will add your voice to theirs -- in the joy of triumph, the disappointment of defeat, or the grief of tragedy. Tomorrow night, as you stumble exhausted, filthy and sore, down a trail vague in the Dark Shadow of Oak, your echo, too, will dance in the moonlight of the high peaks.

Lost Arrow Tip -- the tyrolean traverse
Lost Arrow Tip -- the tyrolean traverse
Credit: Brutus of Wyde collection

...................................

Namaste Brutus, with love and thanks
Shine on, you crazy diamond

em 6/12/2012





Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Jun 13, 2012 - 01:59am PT
wonderful Em, thank you!
Myles Moser

climber
Lone Pine, Ca
Nov 13, 2012 - 11:47pm PT
To the Brutus!!!
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Nov 13, 2012 - 11:48pm PT
Aye-aye!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Nov 14, 2012 - 12:47am PT
Been on a Brutus route recently Myles? 😊
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:34am PT
I did not know Brutus but EM that was some powerful and beautiful writing you posted.

Bump for the gone but not forgotten as I said before you know when you read things like what's written here you have missed meeting a person we all should have met and learned something from.

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:39am PT
He woulda cracked you up, and given you beta for adventures you hadn't realized you wanted to undertake.
Silver

Ice climber
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:43am PT
I sense that Jay and really sensed that n Valerio's tempest video.

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