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

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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.

Borut

climber
french
Nov 14, 2012 - 08:49am PT
Great thread for a great veteran! Thank you.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 29, 2012 - 09:39am PT
I miss you Brutus of Wyde.

DMT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 29, 2012 - 10:26am PT
Brutus!

Thnx Dingus
Mad69Dog

Mountain climber
Superior, CO
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
I was looking for a picture of my kids and happened across some road trip pictures from the year we gave Allen Steck a 75th birthday party at Red Rocks. This shot is of Bruce, Allen and Inez in our room at Bonnie Springs.

Hangin' at Bonnie Springs.
Hangin' at Bonnie Springs.
Credit: Mad69Dog
Mad69Dog

Mountain climber
Superior, CO
Apr 29, 2013 - 08:47pm PT
And here's another as Brutus talked about climbing Waddington with Em during his slide show that had folks dropping their jaws repeatedly.

Awesome slide show.
Awesome slide show.
Credit: Mad69Dog
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:05pm PT
Yo Mad Dog! Nice pix, and great memories. How's the family, and all the blow-up doll harem?

Here's a link to Brutus's TR of the Waddington climb. It truly was a jaw-dropping trip.

http://www.summitpost.org/mystery-mountain/169780

em the avy poodle, with gobis on chin
Mad69Dog

Mountain climber
Superior, CO
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
Hi Em!

Our family is fighting it out in the trenches. Nolan is a freshman at CU, Logan a junior at Monarch High. Karen is hanging in there, keeping us sort of in line. Here's another from that party night...

Party time
Party time
Credit: Mad69Dog
Mad69Dog

Mountain climber
Superior, CO
Apr 29, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
And one more. That's Nolan that Bruce is talking to. Bruce was patient with our kids and treated them so good. That meant the world to us. Eric Coomer is loading up the projector and that tall guy in the back is Bob "Trango" Ternes. Logan is the little guy partially blocked. He's a bit over 6' and about 175 these days, pulling down harder than me.

How are you, Em? Hanging tough I hope!

Careful with the slides, there's Magic in them shots!
Careful with the slides, there's Magic in them shots!
Credit: Mad69Dog

I still think of Brutus masterpieces like "The 11 grades of 5.11" (if memory serves, the easiest is 11a and the hardest is .10 OW)
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