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Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 17, 2009 - 04:45pm PT


This is an intial “Save the Date” announcement for the public memorial in the High Country for our Beloved “Brutus of Wyde” Bruce Bindner.

It’s going to be the weekend of August 29th and 30th at the Stonehouse (asharma) in Tuttle Creek Canyon, with other events in the Alabama Hills to be announced.



I don’t have details yet about all that will happen. I’ll be doin’ some preacherin’ for the event it seems. I can only imagine that Brutus would want us to create some broad smiles and laughter between a few tears. It’s going to be at least informal if not rip-roarin’

Let's remember our bro, raise a toast, get together and maybe climb something...

Here’s a link to info about the Stonehouse

http://www.merrell-wolff.org/ashram.htm

and a Brutus Trip report that references it

http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/169980/Windhorse-First-Ascent-Lone-Pine-Peak.html

More as it comes. Em didn’t want to do RSVPs or head counts but perhaps getting some travel plans and ideas swirling will keep this thread bumped enough for folks to see it.

Peace

Karlee (Brutus called me that back in Rec.climbing days)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 17, 2009 - 05:39pm PT
See you there.
mooch

Big Wall climber
The Immaculate Conception
Jul 17, 2009 - 05:46pm PT
See you there Karl, Jaybro and Scuffy. Pretty sure DMT and Munge will be there too.

Mike.

climber
Jul 17, 2009 - 08:09pm PT
Never did meet the man but would like to celebrate a life well lived. Hope to see ya.
bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
Jul 17, 2009 - 08:14pm PT
I'll see what I can do. I'm overdue to visit Deep Springs (I'm an alum) so it could all go together.
hamid

Trad climber
Berkeley, California
Jul 17, 2009 - 08:33pm PT
I'm gonna try to make it! I loved this guy!

The last time I saw him was a few weeks before his passing away. He let me borrow his swivel for our planned ascent of the nose...I then proceeded to lose it in the move that my girlfriend and I did just a few days after that. When I emailed him about what happened, he generously offered to wait until I found it. What a generous man! You know the thing that impressed me the most about him was that he seemed to have his priorities straight...

And then off to Burning Man...where I plan to put some words and pictures of his in the temple...

No goal but the path, Hamid.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Jul 17, 2009 - 09:46pm PT
hey there karl and all.. say, of course, i did not know him, but i followed the love that you all had for him, on the post/thread...


say, may you have a deep and sweet time of remembering your friend, and may many strong and good memories, carry his name for you, in your heart and out there in the greatoutdoors...

god bless...
thanks, too, for all of you being so open to share your lives and all your dear buddies and your adventures, climbs and joyous times here on supertopo...
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
way, WAY out there....(OMG)
Jul 17, 2009 - 10:34pm PT
Love to be there....We'll see, eh?
At least I know where to find ya'lls........
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jul 17, 2009 - 11:55pm PT
I'll make it somehow...
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 18, 2009 - 02:59am PT
I wonder how many ascents this Brutus Fa in the neighborhood has had?



Peace

karl
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Jul 18, 2009 - 11:04am PT
I will be there.

Summit just told me she would also like to attend.
Bargainhunter

Mountain climber
Central California
Jul 18, 2009 - 12:32pm PT
What a great location for his memorial! I'd like to make it to pay my respects to a great man whom I never met. Please keep us updated.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 19, 2009 - 03:45pm PT
Bump for the Man
Pat Brennan

Trad climber
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Jul 19, 2009 - 06:47pm PT
I talked to Em this week, Lori and I well be there
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 20, 2009 - 11:13am PT
monday-yur back at works suckers- bump
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Jul 20, 2009 - 03:29pm PT
"back at work I'll be there" counter bump
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 22, 2009 - 05:06pm PT
Brutus knew the "Cremation of Sam McGee" by heart.

You can hear it here

http://www.robertwservice.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=831

Em likes the Robert Tree version for the emotion but the Burgess Merideth version is easier to follow

Peace

Karl
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 22, 2009 - 06:26pm PT
I talked with Em about that on a roadtrip just the other day. My dad knew that one (The cremation of Sam Mcgee) by heart, and we kids always loved it when he would trot it out. I can do the gist, but would have to practice to deliver it like Bruce, no doubt, did!

I can close my eyes and see his expression during the recitation.
davidji

Social climber
CA
Jul 22, 2009 - 09:15pm PT
I hope I can come.

I've known and admired Bruce a long time, but I didn't know him well like many of you did. My last memory of him was earlier this year at Planet Granite in San Francisco. They have a two-sided offwidth there, and a climber on one opening of the crack could reach through and touch a climber on the other opening. Bruce could practically float up this thing, but I could only struggle part way. I was in the side towards the street and windows, and he was in the side towards the lockers. He reached through and took my hand so I could lean back and make some progress. We both got a laugh out of it.

I also remember him doing a flagpole last year in one of Zander's artificial cracks. Since you're pushing with the lower hand, there's a lot of pulling force on the upper hand in a flagpole pose, and Bruce had a stout build, but he was able to extend into a flagpole with both hands jammed in the crack.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2009 - 03:02am PT
The Bachar Memorial reminded me once again the power that bringing our tribe together can bring.

So Brutus deserves a bump so you can save the date

Peace

Karl
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