Very bad free solo accident at Dike Wall

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jl

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 5, 2009 - 05:48pm PT
Unknown free solo toke a unwitnessed fall at the Dike Wall's north wall. Climber was unresponsive as fire and paramedics transported him to Mammoth Hospital. The climber was by himself and unidentified, thoughts, best wishes and prayers go out to him....
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Jul 5, 2009 - 05:49pm PT
ahhh, man. Prayer sent.

be safe, people!!!!!
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 5, 2009 - 05:49pm PT
Prayers for the soloist.
Too much of this kind of news lately.
Prod

Trad climber
A place w/o Avitars apparently
Jul 5, 2009 - 06:08pm PT
bummer!

Prod.
Rankin

climber
North Carolina
Jul 5, 2009 - 06:15pm PT
Oh No! I hope the rumors are wrong, and the soloist is OK.
wtfd

climber
Jul 5, 2009 - 06:22pm PT
bummer, once again...
heres to a FULL recovery.
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 06:40pm PT
"Unresponsive" means the person did not respond (unconscious), but there was no mention that he didn't have life signs, like a pulse, so there's hoipe still.

JL
jl

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2009 - 07:02pm PT
Unquestionable reports that the unidentified climber was pronounced dead at Mammoth Hospital this afternoon. no other information known. truly sorry to any friends and family
east side underground

Trad climber
Hilton crk,ca
Jul 5, 2009 - 08:13pm PT
local climber? Sorry to hear this.
LuckyPink

climber
the last bivy
Jul 5, 2009 - 08:52pm PT
would be good to get a name when available
blessings to all
jl

Trad climber
Mammoth Lakes
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 5, 2009 - 09:00pm PT
Last i heard, the climber has not been identified. he was climbing by himself with no identification, unknown if he was local or visiting. so sad...
Rankin

climber
North Carolina
Jul 5, 2009 - 09:07pm PT
Sad news. Also very curious to the identity of the climber. Interesting that the original posting describes the fall as happening at the north face of Dike Wall. I'm surprised to hear that because the north face of Dike Wall this time of year usually has a massive snow pack at the base....
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jul 5, 2009 - 09:11pm PT
This is terrible news. My thoughts to the climber, his family and friends.
noshoesnoshirt

climber
I don't even know any more
Jul 5, 2009 - 09:20pm PT
that sucks
L

climber
A deep dive in the shallows of life..
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:25pm PT
Really, really sorry to hear this.

Lurking Fear

Trad climber
Bishop, California
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:27pm PT
It pains me to say that it's John Bachar.
His friend, Andrew
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:28pm PT
Answer the phone dude... answer the phone.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:29pm PT
ACStevens... is this 1000% true? Tell me not!
Lurking Fear

Trad climber
Bishop, California
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:30pm PT
It's true. John died this afternoon. I'm so sorry.
The Chief

Trad climber
From the Land where Mogols still roam!
Jul 5, 2009 - 10:31pm PT
Just confirmed via a good friend/neighbor that it is was a very well known "local" resident that many in the climbing community know...

He could not tell me if in fact is was JB!
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