My dad, a great man.....will be missed.


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Mammoth Lakes, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 6, 2009 - 02:22am PT
Dude I'm soo sad right now my dad is dead he fell of of the dike wall. I knew it was a bad idea to go soloing today. I knew it.


Jul 6, 2009 - 02:28am PT
There's a lot of love for you and your dad here, right now and always. I'm so sorry.

Social climber
Echo Parque, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:28am PT
I'm very sorry for your loss.

San Francisco, CA
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:28am PT
Deeply sorry for your loss. You have the support of an entire community. Many thoughts and prayers will be sent out for you, family, and friends.

Jul 6, 2009 - 02:30am PT
So,so sorry little dude. Your Dad is a Great man. We all will miss him so.


Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:30am PT
Too sad for words.

Social climber
Ventura, California
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:31am PT
Being your Dad's son I know you will be strong Tyrus

If you need anything call.


Social climber
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:32am PT
hey there TB... say, i just now heard/saw this...

may the good lord bless and keep you through this very sad time...

there just is no more words for you loss right now...
my deep condolences...

edit: dear TB... i did not realize how young you are...
many hugs to you, and i will back you up with prayers
so you'll have one more bit of back-up through this hard time...

there is a mighty strong family-throng here for you... they will come near for you, any time you need them...

Trad climber
the end of the world as we know it, & I feel fine.
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:33am PT
I am so sorry Tyrus... your Dad was a giant. Peace, prayers and blessings to you.


chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:37am PT
Tyrus, I don't know what to say .......I am so-so sorry for your loss, John will be missed.

Sending you *Peace and Love*......nita.

Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:37am PT
A lot of hearts are in your corner tonight Bro.

I have no doubts he would have full faith you will carry on in a proud way



Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:38am PT
This kinda busts me up a little seeing you post here like this with such class; just like your dad. Peace and live Upfull little brother.

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:38am PT
I can't find words to express my grief. You have the prayers of my family and me.

John Eleazarian

Jul 6, 2009 - 02:39am PT
Your father is a great man, who inspired all who knew him. Be proud, and know that he loves you.

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:40am PT

Words are hard to come by at a time like this, but there are many here who are with you.

So many friends here, the ones that knew your dad and the ones that didn't. But we are all one tribe, and your dad was one of it's greatest warriors.

You can find much of the support you'll need right here.

Try to be strong man, like your dad.
Bruce Birchell

Social climber
Now in the OC
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:41am PT
Tyrus, I don't know you but I knew your Dad. I had hoped he and I (and a gaggle of other climber/musician types)could play some music together at this summer OR show.

I have an 11 yr old son. I think every day about what he would do if/when my time comes. And I'm not nearly the climber your Dad was, but I hope that when my time comes, I will depart honorably, and my childrens lives will somehow be richer for having me in it. I have faith that John felt similarly, and that You will move forward in your life with pride and strength for having him as part of you.

None of us know when our time is. Your dad lived an adventurous life, a life that transformed fear into strength when facing the unknown. That is a power for us to all aspire to.

My deepest respect to you and your remaining family.

Kenji Haroutunian


Social climber
El Portal
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:42am PT
My heart is with you Tyrus.
I am so very sorry.
I am so very sad as well.
I am sending you strength, peace, and wisdom.
From my heart to yours.

May strong arms surround you tonight.

Jo Whitford
El Portal Ca.

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:44am PT

I've posted this too many times this year, but it's my way of connecting our loss and our love of the mountains. They're kind of inseparable, and now I make this small offering to you too.

Social climber
No Ut
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:44am PT
Tyrus, this is such a tough time for you. Your Dad is a great man. You will need support. You will have a lot of support from your Dad's close family and friends, but I will email my phone number to you. Call if you need anything. Or call if you just need to talk to another man who respected your Dad so highly. Please don't hesitate to let the climber tribe help you through this.

You love your Dad. He loves you. And we love you, too.

-Jeff Lowe

Social climber
Jul 6, 2009 - 02:49am PT
Totally stole this pic from the Acopa site.

I hope you don't mind. I was looking at the shoes when I saw it and thought. Dude! Who puts pictures of their kid skating on a climbing shoe site? He was obviously VERY proud of you.

Stay strong and honor him by trying to grow into the man you know he would want you to be.

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