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Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 14, 2009 - 04:52pm PT
Brutus of Wyde Stonehouse Public Memorial, Some details..Please RSVP



We’ve settled the general details (not the fine print) for the public memorial for Bruce Bindner AKA Brutus Of Wyde, August 28th through August 30th 2009. All the formal memorial activities will be on Saturday the 29th.

Friday, in honor of WWBD (What would Brutus do?) we will have a work party at the Stoneman House. Mainly we will paint the Window and Door frames (even though there are no actual glass windows, nor doors to close) Clean up some trash nearby (facelift practice) and filter some water for folks to drink at the memorial. This is informal and there’s no pressure. A spectacular location to be sure.

On Saturday you can crag in the morning in the Alabama Hills, and meet up around noon for the hike to the Stonehouse for the actual memorial. (less than an hour walk)

After the memorial, we gather at the Lone Pine Film Museum, for a series of films related to our Brother Brutus. Key will be the film “Tempest” documenting the ascent of this hard El Cap route by Tom McMillan, Brutus of Wyde and Valerio Folco. Jerry Dodrill will also show slides from the ascent. There will also be a tribute video by Valerio and a family memorial video. If anybody has a video they’d like to contribute, the museum can handle anything on DVD or VHS.

We have a limited number of sites reserved in Lone Pine Campground. After that, Tuttle Creek Campground has a lot of sites and it’s first-come, first served. For non-dirtbags, there are good hotels to stay in at Lone Pine and a hostel there as well. Many of you know there is free camping in the Alabama Hills but we are actively discouraging people from do that this weekend. A lot of extra climbers and others will be coming to the area for the memorial, and we don’t want to excessively impact the area in a way that could either damage anything, nor affect the prospect of climber access in the future.

Sunday is open for everyone to climb and enjoy. Get nature’s blessings and Love one another.

I’d like to (and others are welcome to) post links and maps to the above locations as information and time allows. More details will probably be forthcoming. We’d love it if you’d RSVP on this thread. Let us know how many are coming with you. If you need a campsite at Lone Pine, let us know that too and how many cars versus people are involved (you know how camping can be, campsites hold more people than cars)

EDIT: Em has created an Evite page for you to RSVP for the memorial. It would make the logistics easier if everyone RSVPed on that page. It's a good idea to do so here as well so the thread stays bumped. To RSVP go to

http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/OTYWZMVIVCJUADZPLOJT/brutusofwyde

and fill out the information in the "reply here" box.

Please keep the responses about the memorial to this thread.

Looking forward to remembering Brutus with Love and Good Spirit and celebrating Life and Each other in the process

Peace

Karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 14, 2009 - 04:56pm PT
Here’s a link to info about the Stonehouse

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



Peace

Karl
mooch

Big Wall climber
The Immaculate Conception
Aug 14, 2009 - 07:06pm PT
I'm all in Karl! Will be bringing another friend who met Brutus once. We'll probably come up from Ridgecrest right after work that Friday, maybe get in some climbing at A-Hills before settling down.

mooch

Big Wall climber
The Immaculate Conception
Aug 14, 2009 - 07:09pm PT
I'll also speak for Pat and Lori Brennan (since Pat doesn't get on here much). Talked with him yesterday and told me he's 100% there.....will be arriving Saturday morning.
Pat Brennan

Trad climber
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Aug 14, 2009 - 07:32pm PT
Thanks Mooch for posting up for me. Yes Lori and I will be there and maybe Kenn Kenaga, we will be in one car. I was planning on sleeping at the Stone House with a fifth of the bird and a beer chaser, my heart is so heavy at the loss of Bruce, we have been climbing since high school togeather some 35 years, it was allways a great time together, not only the climbing but all the other carring on we would do on the trips, those of you that climbed with Bruce know what I'm talking about
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 14, 2009 - 10:36pm PT
where do we RSVP? here or email?

if email, who?

Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Aug 17, 2009 - 05:07pm PT
A few more things to note:

PLEASE RSVP.

Here is good. If you have Em's e-mail or prefer to not post here and want to e-mail me to contact her, either of those would be fine too. She's like an idea of how many to expect to be sure that adquate camping is available.

EVERYONE is welcome. Em is doing the e-vite mainly for those that don't read Supertopo (or other climbing site), so don't feel left out if you don't get one of these.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Aug 18, 2009 - 01:07am PT
I am a little late... but yes, i will be there on the 29th
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 18, 2009 - 01:16am PT
I said it before, but I'll be there.

may even buy a bear bell, so I can say I'm there with bells on.

Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Boise....
Aug 18, 2009 - 01:31am PT
I hope to be there.....We'll see about the desert crossing.
Everything in it's own way & time.
If I don't make it........RESPECT, from the side of the road, in the desert, somewhere.
nature

climber
Tucson, AZ
Aug 18, 2009 - 03:02am PT
Get nature’s blessings and Love one another.

I grant all thee my blessings.






ok... that was bad... but how could I resist? I'm gonna try and make it to grant the blessings in person ;-)
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Porn, CA
Aug 18, 2009 - 10:45am PT
Skip and I will be there!

Erik
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 18, 2009 - 11:08am PT
Em has created an Evite page for you to RSVP for the memorial. It would make the logistics easier if everyone RSVPed on that page. It's a good idea to do so here as well so the thread stays bumped. To RSVP go to

http://www.evite.com/app/publicUrl/OTYWZMVIVCJUADZPLOJT/brutusofwyde

and fill out the information in the "reply here" box.

Peace, and see you soon.

Karl
HandCrack

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal.
Aug 18, 2009 - 12:22pm PT
Thanks to all who are putting this together.

I look forward to meeting so many of Bruce's friends.

What time should I arrive on Friday for the Stonehouse work party?

Brandt Allen
Mike.

climber
Aug 18, 2009 - 01:27pm PT
Moria and I would be honored to pay respect. Count two.

I'll tag Em's evite.


Thanks for the effort in organizing, you guys. Looking forward to meeting/seeing y'all.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Aug 18, 2009 - 02:41pm PT
Wish I could be there to pay my respects. . .

darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 18, 2009 - 03:45pm PT
Bob and I will be there. I can help on Friday, too. I want to help honor a great guy. WWBD. We miss you Bruce.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2009 - 01:23am PT
Bump for my Brother.

This is where Brutus would have us remember him, in a high and wylde place, a sacred place.

You may renew you own Spirit in good company

Peace

Karl
Greg Barnes

climber
Aug 20, 2009 - 01:57am PT
We'll try to make it in time for the hike Saturday!

Greg & Karin & Caitlin


Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 20, 2009 - 01:59am PT
I'm going. And it'll be nice to see you all.

Does anyone else have to be back on Sunday? I'll have to drive back Saturday night/sunday morning.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Aug 20, 2009 - 08:57pm PT
Em asked me to post this picture of Brutus trailbazing near Tuttle Creek in 2008. I hope to see you all at the beautiful celebration that she has planned.

14re3

Boulder climber
Twin Peaks ,CA
Aug 20, 2009 - 10:25pm PT
ok!!! We are going to drag the trailer up & do a hookup friday/ we always roll in late as we cannot be starting out prior to 4:30 due to school attendance. Sat we can roll over to Lonepine campground. There will be 2 of us. Looking forward to this. We want to hike in to stonehouse & then back to the museum for the vids. we have a 25ft trailer EM has seen it.
jurel of brutus
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 21, 2009 - 02:31am PT
hey there say... bump... time moves fast, and the 28th is near...
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 23, 2009 - 07:48pm PT
Didn't think I could make it but now, lookin' good for attending.

I'm on business to L.A. from Monday-Wednesday, 24-26 Aug. Probably finish up at a real reasonable time on Wednesday, in time for the drive up North to Lone Pine. Chance I could finish up on Tuesday too.

Couple questions: anyone want to carpool that could leave L.A. around noon-ish on the 26th, and has to be back in L.A. in time for me to catch the last Delta flight out of LAX on the 30th? I'd have to be at LAX around 6pm on Sunday.

Also, where are folks staying? Since I'll be on business, my preference would be to not camp. Thoughts?

Who'se gonna have a rope, a rack, and a super tight TR for me? Ha ha. Seriously, though, would love to climb on Thursday, etc. Ping me sideband if your sans plans and partners or want to climb. From all day sucker alpine on Thursday (probably not up for the Whitney or Russel thing right now, though) to craggin'.

Be great to see some of you folks again. Been too long for some of ya.

Cheers,

-Brian in SLC
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Porn, CA
Aug 24, 2009 - 12:28am PT
Bump cuz it's coming up and we don't know exactly where to go?

We responded to the evite...
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 24, 2009 - 12:54am PT
Thanks for the bump. I'll try to get more info and post asap

See ya'll there

Peace

Karl
TomLambert

Social climber
Yosemite, CA
Aug 24, 2009 - 08:09pm PT
[oops... I see MisterE had the same thought]

Does anyone have better info on how to get to the Stone House?

We're likely driving over in the morning, so we'll want to rendez-vous at the trailhead I guess, or possibly at the Stone House, so it would be nice to know how to get there.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 24, 2009 - 09:44pm PT
T-n-T! Be great to see you guys...

Here's some directions I scarfed off summitpost:

"From the town of Lone Pine, head west on the Whitney Portal road. Follow this to the Horseshoe Meadows road ( turn left , south ) and follow this road past the Tuttle Creek Campground Road to Granite View Drive. Turn right on Granite View Drive and head west , turning right at a fork past a house. Follow the well worn dirt road which ends on the south side of Tuttle Creek at about 6,800'.
From the end of the road follow the trail on the south side of Tuttle Creek for a mile to the Stone House..."

-Brian in SLC
big wall paul

Trad climber
tahoe, CA
Aug 24, 2009 - 10:37pm PT
I vaguely remember driving all the way to the stonehouse, two years ago, but maybe I was on the wrong side of the creek, but what a great view of that huge rock wall on LP peak (what, the southest side?).
I never met brutusowyde, but he (his trip reports, etc) inspired me when I was just starting to climb, 19 years ago, when he would post on rec.climbing with eric coomer, or am I confusing him with someone else, sorry in advance.
paul
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 25, 2009 - 07:48am PT
hey there all... say, here's a bump... not many more days... you never know... someone may have missed this...
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 25, 2009 - 10:46am PT
Here's the beta from EM:



Brutus of Wyde Memorial meeting times/places
..........................................................................................

Friday Stonehouse work party: meet 12 noon at Lone Pine Campground

Saturday Stonehouse Memorial: meet 12 noon at Lone Pine Campground
for carpooling to trailhead (recommended). Later arrivals meet 1pm at Tuttle Creek trailhead.

Saturday Film Museum video/slideshow: 7pm (tentative) at Lone Pine Film History Museum

Sunday Alabama Hills climbing: 9-ish at Lone Pine Campground Sunday morning to find partners or get BoW route beta/topos


Links & info
.........................

Lone Pine Campground
http://www.reserveamerica.com/campgroundDetails.do?subTabIndex=0&&contractCode=nrso&parkCode=lonp

Lone Pine Museum of Film History
http://www.lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org/directions.htm

Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce: other camping & lodging info
http://www.lonepinechamber.org/recreation/camping.html

Alabama Hills, Summitpost page
http://www.summitpost.org/mountain/rock/153872/the-alabama-hills.html


Some of Brutus's FAs in the area
..............................................................

South Face Lone Pine Peak, Windhorse:  
http://www.summitpost.org/route/164866/Windhorse.html
http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/169980/Windhorse-First-Ascent-Lone-Pine-Peak.html
http://www.summitpost.org/image/102945/336059/s-face-lone-pine-peak-windhorse.html
http://www.summitpost.org/image/105915/336059/s-face-lone-pine-pk-windhorse.html

South Face Lone Pine Peak, Summer Ridge:
http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/170700/First-Ascent-of-Summer-Ridge.html

South Face Lone Pine Peak, Zigzag Dihedral:
http://www.summitpost.org/image/84518/336059/s-face-lone-pine-peak-zig-zag-dihedral.html

South Face Lone Pine Peak, Red Baron Tower & Milktoast Chimney:
http://www.summitpost.org/view_object.php?object_id=143001&context_id=166500
http://www.summitpost.org/route/166500/milktoast-chimney.html#chapter_3

Thor Peak, Lucifer's Hammer:  http://www.summitpost.org/route/168020/Lucifer-s-Hammer.html
http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/173517/First-Ascent-of-Lucifer-s-Hammer.html
http://www.summitpost.org/image/141957/336059/thor-peak-lucifer-s-hammer.html

Mt. Whitney, Hairline:  http://www.summitpost.org/route/163476/Hairline.html
http://www.summitpost.org/trip-report/169956/Hairline-First-Ascent.html
http://www.summitpost.org/image/84496/336059/mt-whitney-hairline.html

Mt. Whitney, Direct East Face (FFA):
http://www.summitpost.org/image/84499/336059/mt-whitney-direct-e-face.html

Alabama Hills, Tall Wall (left) - Lives of the Cowboys
http://www.summitpost.org/image/455461/324762/lives-of-the-cowboys.html

Alabama Hills, The Penguins - My Little Lab Rat
http://www.summitpost.org/image/499366/324762/dave-daly-on-my-little-lab-rat.html

Alabama Hills, Poodle Wall - Overbight
http://www.summitpost.org/image/393529/462868/on-the-fa-of-overbight.html

Alabama Hills, Earthday Dome - Have a Scabulous Day & Munge Dome - Choss Whisperer
http://www.summitpost.org/image/484466/462868/earth-day-and-munge-domes.html


Peace

Karl
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 25, 2009 - 10:49am PT
Who is going by way of the East Bay?
darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 25, 2009 - 01:32pm PT
At Em's request, I've gotten into contact with the Lone Pine Film Museum, and I'm trying to confirm a time to show the films and the slide show at the Museum on Saturday night, August 29th, from 7:00 to 8:30 or 9:00 pm. I may not get confirmation on this until tomorrow. I'll find out if they have a slide projector or if someone needs to bring one.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 25, 2009 - 01:42pm PT
A slide projector with an empty tray would be awesome. I have just a few slides, but, its such a hassle to find a scanner on short notice and whilst on business...

Let me know. Maybe we could all pass them around and hold them up to the light...ha ha...

-Brian in SLC
Mike.

climber
Aug 25, 2009 - 02:08pm PT
I have a projector and tray. Let me know.


Thx for the comprehensive post, Karl/Em.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 25, 2009 - 02:20pm PT
I'd say toss 'er in. Worst case, we'd end up in someone's hotel room showing slides later on...

-Brian in SLC
TomLambert

Social climber
Yosemite, CA
Aug 25, 2009 - 02:46pm PT
>>T-n-T! Be great to see you guys...

Indeed!... after all, Theresa has a picture of you and her ice climbing in VT as part of the screensaver slideshow on my laptop. So we see your mug and think of you whenever the computer sits idle long enough!

We'll just be there for the afternoon at Stone House actually because it overlaps with the 40th anniversary of YMS, which Theresa is committed to as well. But we'll see you there.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 25, 2009 - 02:46pm PT
Brian's hotel room it is, then.
;)





This should be really cool.

Munge +1 guest will be arriving late Friday night and likely at the campground. Anyone got a forecast check yet?

I get first huff of any paint!! At elevation, should be a doosey! hahhaaha
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Aug 25, 2009 - 02:48pm PT
Here is a link to the mountainproject page for the Penguins (including Stem Cell Research (.10a), My Little Lab Rat (.10b), Penguino (5.7), Tuxedo Junction (5.7) and Who Says I'm not (5.9).....all put up by Bruce, Em and myself.

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/california/sierra_eastside/whitneylone_pine_area/106366933

Let us not forget this fun route (Cattle Drive .10a) that Bruce, The Chief, myself and Kris solem put up:

http://www.mountainproject.com/v/california/sierra_eastside/whitneylone_pine_area/106279515

And two others that Bruce and Em put up in 2008:

Slingshot Arete (5.9), Paul's Paradise Area
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/california/sierra_eastside/whitneylone_pine_area/106284947

Haf & Haf (5.7), northwest side of Paul's Paradise
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/california/sierra_eastside/whitneylone_pine_area/106283095
Old5Ten

Trad climber
Berkeley, CA
Aug 26, 2009 - 11:30am PT
Lisa and I will be there. I'll put together a tray of "Hairline' slides.

Elmar
Mike.

climber
Aug 26, 2009 - 01:57pm PT
Gotcha, BiSLC.

We'll be there Sat, worst case.


Weather's looking pretty fab. Use your gas wisely...climb somethin'.
darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 26, 2009 - 02:25pm PT
OK Brutus of Wyde Memorializers:

We are on for showing videos at the Lone Pine Film Museum on Saturday night (8/29) 7:00-9:00 pm. They can show DVDs and VCRs, but they want us to bring the videos to the Film Museum early on either Friday or Saturday so that they can test them out and make sure they will run on their equipment.

The Film Museum DOES NOT have a slide projector, so Mike (or someone) please bring yours. They also requested that the slide projector be dropped off at the film museum by Saturday noon so that they can test out it's operation ahead of time.

The Film Museum will provide some tables so that we can serve pizzas or whatever for dinner there at the Museum on Saturday evening.

It'll be good to get together for Brutus...most of you I don't know, but I'm eager to meet up with friends of Bruce and Em.
Mike.

climber
Aug 26, 2009 - 02:39pm PT
No problem dropping off the slide projector/tray by the requested time.




Thanks, darlah. We never met Bruce or Em. Just hoping to celebrate the connection with these folks who are obviously climbers to the core. Looking fwd to seeing/meeting y'all...
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Porn, CA
Aug 26, 2009 - 02:46pm PT
Looks like Skip and I will be leaving Thursday night or Friday morning. Looking forward to seeing folks.

Thanks for the links - I guess reservations are out at this point (5-day advance required), but we're hoping there will be some sites available...

Erik
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 26, 2009 - 03:12pm PT
Em may well have sites left, Check the RSVP evite link

See you there soon

I'm going to be on the road beginning tomorrow. Email will be sporadic.

PEace

Karl
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 26, 2009 - 04:48pm PT
I hope you people are going to wear a nifty name tag.

:)

Hello, my name is Russell... I am a wilderness explorer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDkt-LdwAkk
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Aug 26, 2009 - 05:08pm PT
Ooops! Forgot these routes Bruce and Em put up at the A-Hills at the beginning of this year:

Booty Pageant (.10a), The Hideout (West) http://www.mountainproject.com/v/california/sierra_eastside/whitneylone_pine_area/106339258

Little Miss Sunshine (5.7), The Hideout (West)
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/california/sierra_eastside/whitneylone_pine_area/106339248

This will be my "photo name" tag:



Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Aug 26, 2009 - 05:13pm PT
I'm sorry I can't make it, but will be thinking of Bruce. Please give my condolences to Em, and greetings to all friends who will be there.
darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 26, 2009 - 06:28pm PT
Em asked me to post this info about camping at Brutus' memorial this weekend:


Check in at Lone Pine Campground regarding camping space: that will be our base of operations. We have space reserved for 51 people (about half of these are walk-in tent sites) which I think should accommodate everyone who's RSVPd on Evite, with some spaces left. I'll make a list of our sites and post it on the Lone Pine campground bulletin board. (or on Supertopo if I get it together tonight, arg!)

For overflow, Tuttle Creek is all first-come first served and there are a couple of first-come sites at Lone Pine CG. We could send scouts to Tuttle Creek on Friday to see how crowded it is, and reserve a couple of sites if Lone Pine CG is full.
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Aug 26, 2009 - 11:04pm PT
Thanks darlah. Wil prolly take one of those spots at the LP CG. You all gonna be up and about at 7:00AM on Sat.?

Question: Do you know if the film museum allows alcohol inside? H
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 27, 2009 - 12:25am PT
Mike,
Are you bringing a Kodak projector? I was going to bring one but if you have it handled I'll leave mine at home.

-Jerry
snowey

Trad climber
San Diego
Aug 27, 2009 - 02:53pm PT
My buddy and I were planning on being up there this weekend. Planning on doing something either on LPP or the next valley over. We will probably run into some of you guys at the Stone House.
Mike.

climber
Aug 27, 2009 - 03:44pm PT
JD, yes, bringing Kodak projector and an empty 140-slide tray, spare bulb, remote. (Anyone's welcome to use it.)

We'll be there Friday afternoon. (Just found out, Erik.)

Cheers, you guys.
darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Aug 27, 2009 - 03:58pm PT
Mooch,
It sounds like the museum does allow alcohol. Yeah, I imagine we'll all be up at the campground by 7am on Saturday morning.
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Aug 28, 2009 - 11:29am PT
OK, I'll bring some great Temecula wine and a few wine glasses. See you all up there ealry 2moro.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Aug 29, 2009 - 12:03pm PT
CU soon bump.

mooch...I thought your post said you were bringing your Temecula wife.

Since we won't get there in time for the Stonehouse hike/memorial, would someone please update the time to meet at the museum if you are still online and know?

Many thanks.
Mike.

climber
Aug 29, 2009 - 01:43pm PT
Still 7pm at the film museum
No update on the memorial timing; if a little late I'd go for it
Cheers & safe travels
salad

climber
Escondido
Aug 30, 2009 - 04:10pm PT
bump
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Aug 30, 2009 - 05:55pm PT
There should be a ton of pictures from this weekend - what a great time.

Hiking in Friday to do some work on the place, we got our first glimpse of the house with Lone Pine Peak in the background:



Skip cooling her heels in the creek after the approach:



I couldn't help it:



View from one of the West windows:



Skip painting:



Me reinforcing the frames on the windows and doors:



When we got back down we decided to hike around and check out the area around the Whitney Portal parking, as neither of us had bee up there. The waterfall:




More to come.

Erik
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 12:04am PT
Bump for an amazing weekend...

Some of my favorite moments:

Mike O pulling the Brutus on me: I forgot to bring any beer up on Friday, and he whips out the excellent IPA to my Natty Ice craving.

That's what Brutus would do.

Bruce's brother Tim retold the story of Brutus recruiting a friend in Alaska to follow a creek to the ocean and be back the next day before the family's flight out.
This trip was spearheaded by Bruce, age 3. They made it to the ocean and were found tired and dirty.

When asked after the "rescue" (circa late 50's/early 60's? in AK), what he thought might happen to Bruce if he hadn't been found, his father replied:

"Proably taken a nap and headed back up the creek, and been home in time for the flight."

I laughed and I cried.

Post up, people.
John Moosie

climber
Beautiful California
Aug 31, 2009 - 12:10am PT
Eric, Thanks for the pics. Who all made it?
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 12:14am PT
Hey Eric, Great meeting you. What did you all do today? Was bummed I had to leave last night. An incredible day yesterday. Lots of pics to come.
Matt

Trad climber
primordial soup
Aug 31, 2009 - 12:28am PT
wish i could have gone-
glad that you all made it there!


re: "puiing a brutus"
yes, exactly! he always did the same thing to me...
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Boise....
Aug 31, 2009 - 12:30am PT
Sorry I didn't make it.
Fluoride

Trad climber
Hollywood, CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 02:01am PT
We went to the film and slide show. It was a wonderful tribute to Brutus. So many really great folks gathered together to remember him...such positivity and caring. It was a special night.

Pat Brennan cracks me up like no one else. He gave a one of a kind slideshow of their northern Cascades escapades.

Jerry, thanks for the film and the defacto hosting. Well done.

Em - he'd be so proud of this weekend. I wish I'd been there for the Stonehouse.

Unfortunately I didn't take many pics at the film show so here's just a few from the weekend.

The setting: the film museum in Lone Pine, I kind of blurred it on purpose:



Two of my favorite climbers & Supertopians (Jaybro & Dingus):


Another museum shot:


Looking towards Whitney while climbing Premiere Buttress today:


She's so beautiful. Loved the slideshow on Brutus' "Hairline" route on Whitney Saturday night. What a great tribute to Bruce & Em. Here's a pic of Whitney today;


MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 02:11am PT
Still up - want to add pics from Saturday, but not many words right now to express the amazing gathering of spirits.







Oh, and I made Skip onsight that 5.8 on tall wall for breakfast:



Edit: Great to meet you too, Jerry! We went to the area by Gunga Din for a couple of routes, then headed home...





Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 31, 2009 - 02:43am PT
Seeing Valerio's video was a real treat! Meeting folks in person and seeing faces I hadn't seen in awhile was awesome.

I can see why Brutus climbed up there...




I can see why Brutus liked climbing with Pat...


and 3 or 4 times I almost ran out this door wanting to cackle and run naked up the hill...




cheers all...



Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2009 - 03:04am PT
Just got in, photos downloading,

An amazing and very special few days.
An amazing amalgam of people brought together through Brutus and Em.

I had never been to the stonehouse 'ashram'. It was truly the place for this; stoic and vibrant in a beautiful, powerful setting. From the terrace you spy a valley full of buttresses of Brutus climbs, as well as views toward Mt Whitney and Lone Pine Peak, truly a place with Power,

The stories, the music the people. The industry and goodwill generated by those inspired by Brutus was something indescribable to be part of. All of those people making the hike in the heat of the day, was fractal to the energy present.

The evening event had it's own surreal qualities. It was a very good sign when we arrived in various cars at the Movie museum to be greeted by Melissa & J, and Fluoride & beau ( I'm so bad with names).

The museum must be experienced, Western stuff, hollywood stuff, just the sort of ecclecctic moshpit that screams Brutus. Photos might give a clue of a taste...

I had never seen the movie of the Tempest, but I will get a copy, the Brutus remix is especially poignant. Goofy ol' Tom McMillan, even!

The slides, shares, wine and Pizza, lots of it in (no food) the screening room, with vintage western movie posters on the wall, was all it could be.

Back at camp by 11, or so, everyone was beat, but that didn't stop a festive campfire from insuing.

Sunday morning's dawn patrol coffee, followed by pastries, fresh bread, Brutus' elderberry jam and further reminicisses punctuated the weekend.

Add to this climbing, building maintenence, firewood gathering, dog antics (thanks Hanna), Baby moments to keep us groundes (thanks Caityn) swimming in the stream, and all the rest.

MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 03:30am PT
Em on Saturday:

Dingus Milktoast

climber
Aug 31, 2009 - 10:59am PT
It was really good to revisit Stone House. I essentially met Brutus and Em there (and on the approach).

It was a beautiful memorial and Stone House was totally fitting. Valero's movie was stunning in the large screen format (I'd seen it before) and the Brutus Addendum at the end - its those little things, the looks, the mannerisms, the funky humor (hugging the water bottles was SO Brutus!).

Sitting in the dark in a theater in Lone Pine, softly crying....

The great south face of Lone Pine peak. Having Pat Brennan there to point out all the cool routes he and Brutus did up there was cool. Pat points across the canyon at the dimuitive Stone House Buttress (the smallest piece of rock in the canyon, according to Pat) - 'That's 12 pitches."

"What???"

Pat and Karl had a unique dialogue and dance throughout the memorial:

(Karl - 'I better give it a minute or two.' Bwahahahahahaha!)

Part of the Tribe (Jerry got the Money Shot)


Hooked up with Dave Daly and Johnny and he showed me a couple of short Brutus route dittys in the A Hills. Here's Dave on a Brutus route:


The chief showed up and fondled the work of Brutus too




So Sunday morning Angus wanted to try out a couple of Brutus routes too. It got hot fast and we baled by 10 AM (still didn't get home till 5 PM)


See you buddy




DMT

The Chief

Trad climber
From the Land where Mogols still roam!
Aug 31, 2009 - 11:12am PT
A Great gathering of Spirits and Hearty Souls!

Many may not know it, but Brutus's Spirit came into the Stone House while we were all gathered in silence.

He came and settled into each and every one of our Hearts, FOREVER!

Now we must all do as "BRUTUS WOULD DO",

GO CLIMB, BE HAPPY AND JUST HAVE SOME FUN WITH OUR BROS AND SIS'S!






It was awesome and a great pleasure to meet many of you.




Brutus LIVES Forever....




"I can't move with all this shet on me!"
Brutus on The Tempest

Priceless.
bobinc

Trad climber
Portland, Or
Aug 31, 2009 - 11:37am PT
Thanks so much for posting. I am sorry I could not make it.
HandCrack

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal.
Aug 31, 2009 - 12:41pm PT
Hard to write through the tears...

I'm so very sorry I couldn't make it this weekend. Some stuff came up at home at the last minute that kept me here. I thought about Bruce and all of you at the gathering a lot over the last few days. Looks like I missed a great time.

I'll never forget the times I had with Bruce; his memory inspires me to get out to the crags as much as I can.

I can hear him now: "Lez go climin'!!!"

Brandt Allen
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 01:08pm PT
The parking area before the hike in Saturday:



Great to meet some new people, put some faces to familiar names, and meet up with old friends:

Pat and Dingus:



Karl, Chief, Guyman and Bob:



Mike and Moria:



The cycle continues, with new life:



The tribe gathers:



Thanks to everyone for the wonderful weekend. The camping, the shows, the amazing memorial, food, drink, tears and laughter.

We know you are with us Bruce.

The view from our campsite:









Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Aug 31, 2009 - 01:56pm PT
Thanks to everyone for coming to share your memories and thanks to Brutus for providing us all with so many good ones.

I'm sorry that I couldn't make it to the Stone House and that I didn't have more time to visit with everyone.

Let's keep sending our best thoughts to Em as she continues to work through the reconstruction of her day-to-day. We all loved Bruce, and we love you dearly too, Em.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2009 - 03:39pm PT
The view to the west from the campground




Directions to Stonehouse



Camp



Tall Wall (with Lisa and Elmar)



Hittin' the trail, with Pat and Chris


Misc awesomeness,



Somebody remind me the name of this;






The Chief, Mooch, Pat Brennan





Pat providing support for Dingus



(with skip in foreground)


The Cheif shares




Pat's turn






The trail back down

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2009 - 04:12pm PT


I can imagine Brutus behind the wheel, kinda...



SPH ex-pat Chris, Em, Darla




Getin' fuzzy







Thx Rob, sorry to blur you!

Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 31, 2009 - 04:24pm PT
the "SPH ex pat" is Chris

wish I got to do an official greet to those folks I really only know virtually.
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Aug 31, 2009 - 04:25pm PT
I HATE this damn NMCI network here at China Lake. Totally filtering anything that comes in......including all the great photos I CAN'T see!!! AAAARRRRRGGGG!!!

Will load up photos from the amazing weekend tonight. Dingus, where you at?? Post up bro! So great o be with you all as the spirit of Brutus swirled around us at Stonehouse!! Bob Harrington singing and strummin' 'the Bristle Cone Pine' tugged at my heart.

Got on the folowimng Brutus roots at A-Hills:

Booty Pageant (.10a)
Little Miss Sunshine (.7)
Tuxedo Junction (.9)
Stem Cell Research (.10a)
Lives Of The Cowboys (.10a)

Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2009 - 04:32pm PT
Dawn, Sunday morning



Coffee thirty;



Karl B brain flossing



What a striking couple







bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Aug 31, 2009 - 04:58pm PT
I never had the privelage of meeting Brutus. I can tell he was a good man though.

Surrounded himself with quality people too!
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 06:34pm PT
It was just such a moving experience to spend the day with you all on Saturday. Here's the link to a slideshow from that day.

http://www.jerrydodrill.com/soundslides/publish_to_web/index.html
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 31, 2009 - 06:47pm PT
thx Jerry for putting that together.
Melissa

Gym climber
berkeley, ca
Aug 31, 2009 - 07:17pm PT
Beutiful, Jerry.

We went to go see the Bristlecone Pines on Sunday, so your choice of background music was especially meaningful to me.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2009 - 07:17pm PT
Brilliant, and poignant, Jerry that expresses that day and much beyond better than I would have thought it could be conveyed.

A slightly different take on Bristlecone, but I think if anyone wasn't there they certainly get the idea.











When are you going back to those constellation climbs?
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 07:20pm PT
Perhaps we can get Bob to record the song for us. He did such a beautiful job.

Jaybro- great hanging with you. Might go back up this week.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Aug 31, 2009 - 07:23pm PT
We'll be hanging up 'there' Jerry Friday night and Saturday morning for awhile.
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Aug 31, 2009 - 07:26pm PT
Jer. . . whose rendition was that?

It's one of my favorite songs!

ox

eKat
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 07:28pm PT
Michael Johnson I think. (found on i-tunes)
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2009 - 07:28pm PT
Mel, could you tell which one sprouted first?
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Aug 31, 2009 - 07:30pm PT
That's just beautiful, Jerry.

Well done.
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Boise....
Aug 31, 2009 - 07:36pm PT
That was really beautiful, Jerry.

rcknsno

climber
California
Aug 31, 2009 - 07:40pm PT
Thanks Jerry, I'm not sure if the pictures or the music moved me more.

Such a memorable weekend, remembering a great friend in a gorgeous location, meeting existing friends and making new ones.

Karin
Bob Harrington

climber
Bishop, California
Aug 31, 2009 - 08:01pm PT
Wow Jerry, I'm choked up all over again... Beautiful work. The quickly sequenced shots are very effective. I learned that song off a Charlie Sizemore disc, where it gets a much more bluegrassy treatment, high and lonesome, gives me chills. The one you found on itunes is very nice too.

Kathy, that's Will's Guild D-25 that I'm playing. I guess it shoulda been the Bristlecone, but I don't think I would have gotten authorization to toss it in a haul bag and carry it up there.

For me, it was a fine and fitting tribute to Bruce to make a bunch of great new friends. The generosity that was such a signature of Bruce continues on.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Aug 31, 2009 - 08:09pm PT
Wow. Speechless. Thanks for that Jerry. That was beautiful.

I think I have to go get that music...



Way up in the mountains on a high timberline, there's a twisted old tree called the Bristlecone Pine.
The wind there is bitter; it cuts like a knife. It keeps that tree holding on for dear life.

But hold on it does, standing its ground.
Standing as empires rise and fall down.
When Jesus was gathering lambs to his fold, the tree was already a thousand years old.

Now the way I have lived there ain't no way to tell, when I die if I'm going to heaven or hell.
So when I'm laid to rest it would suit me just fine to sleep at the feet of the Bristlecone Pine.

And as I would slowly return to this earth what little this body of mine might be worth would soon start to nourish the roots of that tree.
And it would partake of the essence of me.

And who knows what's found as the centuries turn.
A small spark of me might continue to burn.
As long as the sun does continue to shine down on the limbs of the Bristlecone Pine.

Now the way I have lived there ain't no way to tell, when I die if I'm going to heaven or hell.
When I'm laid to rest it would suit me just fine to sleep at the feet of the Bristlecone Pine....
To sleep at the feet of the Bristlecone Pine.


Way up in the mountains on a high timberline, there's a twisted old tree called the Bristlecone Pine.
The wind there is bitter; it cuts like a knife. And it keeps that tree holding on for dear life.

But hold on it does, standing its ground.
Standing as empires rise and fall down.
When Jesus was gathering lambs to his fold, the tree was already a thousand years old.

Now the way I have lived there ain't no way to tell, when I die if I'm going to heaven or hell.
So when I'm laid to rest it would suit me just fine to sleep at the feet of the Bristlecone Pine.

To sleep at the feet of the Bristlecone Pine.
To sleep at the feet of the Bristlecone Pine.

Music and Lyrics by
Hugh Prestwood
eKat

Trad climber
BITD2
Aug 31, 2009 - 08:20pm PT
Oh, Harringbone. . .

Love!

Kath

http://www.jerrydodrill.com/soundslides/publish_to_web/index.html

For those who may have not listened, yet!

ox
Pat Brennan

Trad climber
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 09:04pm PT
Great job Jerry, I'm crying again, climbing hundreds of routes with Bruce I'm miss him we were so close were just like brothers and to be at the Stone House was the perfect place to send off Brutis of Wyde/ Herkermer.To all the great people who made it such a special day, a big thanks to EM for putting it togeather. R.I.P. Bruce
Pat
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2009 - 09:13pm PT
Thanks for all those moments, Pat!
Jaybro
The Chief

Trad climber
From the Land where Mogols still roam!
Aug 31, 2009 - 09:20pm PT
Pat...

You truly are a hoot and your incredible energy will continue to carry the torch that the two of you both lit, together, many many many moons ago.

It was truly an honor to meet ya. God I wish it was twenty years ago though.

Keep that fire going Pat... That is surely what Brutus wants you to do!

The two of ya are the epitome of what climbing means and is all about. It is why I continue to do so after all these years.
MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 09:45pm PT
Well, I did get this little snippet, and Bob's permission to post it to Youtube. Bad video, good audio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvhCz3aoH2M

Very nice slideshow, Jerry.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Aug 31, 2009 - 09:50pm PT
thanks Jerry, for a number of reasons I couldn't make it this last weekend.
Your presentation was a wonderful record of what went on.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Aug 31, 2009 - 10:02pm PT
Thanks, Erik.
Dingus Milktoast

climber
Sep 1, 2009 - 12:22am PT
Beautiful work Jerry. Thanks man.

DMT
darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 1, 2009 - 12:32am PT
It was so great to meet Bruce and Em's tribe at the memorial....what a great group of people you all are. I was honored to be there and moved to see the spirit of Bruce flowing among us in the humor and emotion and sweet generosity of that gathering. There was alot of love in that room...along with that Turkey.

Jerry, thanks for putting together that beautiful slideshow. It had the tears sliding down my face again. You really caught the feeling of the event. And thanks too for showing Tempest at the film museum. I think its the finest climbing film I've seen. The tribute to Bruce at the end was beyond moving.

Thanks to you Eric too for posting your photos, and for all the other photos that were posted. What a great bunch of friends and what a tribute to Brutus.
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Sep 1, 2009 - 12:44am PT
Mooch's heartfelt view of my extended family! So happy to have been with you all.....brothers, sisters....friends for life. May the spirit of Brutus dwell within you all.....

"One climb, one pitch, one move at a time."

- BBB, June 2009

The Stonehouse all purty!



The Barnes Crew......The Spirit Of Brutus Lives On!!



Tall Tales......Pat and Chief Captured By The High Angle Stone



Bob.....Pickin' And A Grinnin'!



Buddah Of The Backcountry: Pat Shows Off His Secret Chimney "Weapon"



Dingus, Bob And Em Being Touched By Brutus



The Family....The Gift



Brutus' Backyard



Chief Brings In The Light Of Brutus



Guyzo Points To Brutus' Mailing Address



Jon Slaeger Crankin' Skyward On 'Pangborn', Alabama Hills[/img]



Jon Emerges Into The Light ('Pangborn', Alabama Hills)



Jon And Mooch Tippin' The Sapporo Reserve: "All Hail Brutus!!!"



JOEY.F

Social climber
sebastopol
Sep 1, 2009 - 12:47am PT
Super nice Jerry,
What a talented fellow you are, to bring it home to us!
edit moochman great photos too!!
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Sep 1, 2009 - 12:49am PT
Thanks to all who contributed to this thread and especially to the memorial.
I never knew Brutus but see him here reflected through his friends.
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Sep 1, 2009 - 12:51am PT
Really great stuff in here! Bravo all!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 1, 2009 - 01:01am PT
thx Erik, just a slice works just fine.

seriously all, I'd urge us all to keep gathering and keep climbing. Any friends of Brutus and Em is a friend of mine. So even if I didn't get a chance to meet and/or spend as much time as I wanted with folks, ping me anytime. let's get some climbing going.

speaking of which, I'll be in the Mammoth Area this coming weekend, but will have limited distance I can go hike, since I'll have a family member in tow who has a bum knee. But I'll plan on having the last few swigs of the Turkey and toast one to Brutus for sure.

Special Turkey juice for sure. :)



darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 1, 2009 - 01:18am PT
I've got some photos I want to post, but I don't know how....HELP!!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 1, 2009 - 01:37am PT
Darlah, first, make sure your images are hosted online at something like Flickr, Photobucket, etc. then in the spot where it says "please enter your reply below" when you go to post just paste the URL of image between tags like these in the first image below... You can copy that URL of the image from the online source by right clicking and going to "Properties" if you have a Windows based machine.




The Chief

Trad climber
From the Land where Mogols still roam!
Sep 1, 2009 - 10:04am PT
Hey Munge... ya wanna climb????

I'll be out at Pine Creek this weekend putting up some new routes and would love to show the great stuff in the area!
justthemaid

climber
Los Angeles
Sep 1, 2009 - 11:39am PT
Wow.

I had never met Brutus or Em before. Em greeted me like an old friend. She has an incredible energy and I instantly adored her.
As I spent a whole weekend helping with the house, hearing stories, and seeing the videos of Brutus's wonderful gap-toothed smile...
I found myself feeling intense regret over missing meeting them at Wide-fest.
We left a day before they showed up, and Erik was bummed when he found out they had come and we missed them.

I'm so blessed to have been part of such a wonderful event,
and delighted to have finally met so many people I've only know via. internet up till now. Great to see a few familiar faces too.

Amazing video Jerry!

A few more pictures now (apologies if I duplicate):

I admit I was ease dropping a bit on The Chief while he was telling stories and pointing out trails and routes up the canyon.





Bob strapping on the guitar:





Mike and Moria clowning around in the parking area.






Erik and I were joking about climbing the scary-looking 2- chockstone chimney on this face.
I said if it hasn't been named we'd call it "Pachinco Machine" since you'd be bouncing around like one of those ball bearings if you fell out of it.





Prayer flags on the stone house:





Someone (can't remember who)grabbed my camera and got a shot of me and my boy.















Erik bouldering the Shark's Fin:





Our last climb before heading home. Some mystery 5-10-somethin' sport climb with a weird roof move.





and a PS: Erik and I will be up at Mammoth this weekend. Some of us should get together and climb!





















Dingus Milktoast

climber
Sep 1, 2009 - 12:05pm PT
justthemaid it was sure good to meet you and Erik. Hope Mike and Moria fared well on the Fishhook!

That Pachinko machine route? Pat Brennan pointed to it and said...


'that's the smallest piece of rock in the canyon. Brutus and I climbed that chimney up the center, back in the 70s.

IT'S 12 PITCHES!!!1111

DMT
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Sep 1, 2009 - 01:08pm PT
JTM- thanks for sharing. You (and mooch too,) made some nice photos. Wish I'd had more time to connect with you and Eric. I think that was me who grabbed your camera when you were doing the self portrait.

Dingus, It was great meeting you. Lets hook up at the pass soon.

My only regret from the weekend was having to leave early. I really wanted to see the slides and hear more stories. And we should have had a big group hug after that ceremony!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 1, 2009 - 01:55pm PT
Chief, you bet! Only trouble is probably can't get too far from a car this weekend.


Can I take a nap on the way up when we do? LOL!!!


ping me if you didn't get Chris' info. The kid has skills, just keep him caloried up and he'll go for miles if he's not flying that funny Ozone contraption thing.
justthemaid

climber
Los Angeles
Sep 1, 2009 - 01:56pm PT
12 pitches. Holy Cow. It really doesn't look that tall.

Really great to meet you as well Dingus and Jerry! Enjoyed talking to both of you quite a lot.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 1, 2009 - 01:57pm PT
JTM and MisterE,

I'll ping you later. Got the message. Maybe a bouldering session out at Faultline or Rick's Rocks on Saturday? We'll be staying in Mammoth Sat and Sun nights.

hope the smoke mellows out by then.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 1, 2009 - 03:09pm PT
yeah, I heard him say the 12 pitch thing, 50 meter ropes, too
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Sep 1, 2009 - 03:17pm PT
Jerry -

Great to meet you bro! Was hoping to talk with you more and see about getting the rusty hinges lubed up for some wall adventures. Rob, Chris and myself are drumming up plans to get the "all-star" 3rd ascent of 'Freak Show' sometime in Oct.

BTW, where was it again (sorry!) that we can locate the DVD/video for The Tempest gig? Sure wanna buy it!!

Rob -

Did you create that 'Hoffman mountain' thread? Can't find it, if you did. Nice to meet the Mrs. She cracked me up!

marty(r)

climber
beneath the valley of ultravegans
Sep 1, 2009 - 03:26pm PT
Fantastic assemblage, both visual and familial. Wish I could have made it.

Big hugs to Em, Darlah, Bob, Jerry and Jay. (I'll send you an update from Ladakh soon!)
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 1, 2009 - 04:20pm PT
yeah, it went out. Ubergoober replied back.

check your spam box
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 1, 2009 - 04:33pm PT


over Greg's shoulder shot...
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 1, 2009 - 04:39pm PT
Great work, Jerry. Thanks.

Good seein' and meeting a bunch of you there. Good to put a face with a few of the screen names I'd not met in person.

Great service, Karl. Ditto all the "presenters".

The Stone House and the Lone Pine Museum: fantastic venues!

Cheers,

-Brian in SLC
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Sep 1, 2009 - 05:17pm PT
Hi Brian, great meeting and climbing with you.

Wanted to plug Valerio Folco on making the Tempest film, and tribute piece. I'll post the tribute online so everyone can see it again, and see if I can find a link to buy the Tempest DVD. Valerio's site is http://www.valeriofolco.com

-Jerry
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Sep 1, 2009 - 07:12pm PT
14re3

Boulder climber
Twin Peaks ,CA
Sep 1, 2009 - 07:56pm PT
Woooo Hoooo !!!!!!!!
Really wonderful meeting everyone. All those climbing partners & couples that Brutus poured his life into. Lael really wanted to go to the campfire. By then I was so tired we could not find the well
Lit RV park we had dropped the trailer off at.
I would have dozed off trying to get back to Lone Pine campground.

darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 2, 2009 - 12:51am PT
Thanks for the photo posting advice MungeClimber. Here goes









Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 2, 2009 - 12:52am PT
Success Darlah, really nice!


is that my good side?
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Sep 2, 2009 - 01:01am PT
Tarbuster and I climbed that "Pachinco Machine" in '78. 50 meter ropes. 9 pitches. Still full value/ poor man's Steck Salathe.

We also briefly met Franklin Merrell-Wolff (philosopher, mathematician, sage and Ashram builder) prior the climb.


~ ~ ~

And the South Face of Lone Pine Peak remains a lonelier place with Brutus gone.
darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 2, 2009 - 01:06am PT
OK...Here's more.


















Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 2, 2009 - 02:35am PT
Wow, Darlah, you really have an 'eye'!
Dingus Milktoast

climber
Sep 2, 2009 - 08:55am PT
Yes she does have a great eye. Love the prayer flags in echelon, very cool.

And this one jaybro...



That's quite a pile buddy!

Good to see you again Jay.

DMT
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Sep 2, 2009 - 10:06am PT
Jeeze Jaybro... wine AND beer? That must've been some hangover...
Mike.

climber
Sep 2, 2009 - 02:08pm PT
We were honored to celebrate the life of a climber, Bruce B. Thanks for allowing us to be part of the group who knew the man in life. It was likewise an honor to be a part of an incredible group of people. Moria and I were lucky enough to meet a few of you who had previously eluded us (or we you). You know who you are. Of course, it was great to reconnect with the guys and gals we know from recent and not-so-recent past.

Thanks to Em and to the community spirit which pulled this together. Thanks to the people who spoke about Brutus. Thanks to everyone who made the effort to be there. Thanks to Jerry D., AV master and MC par excellence at the film museum (super nice link, JD, thanks again). Thanks to Robert and all at the Film Museum for opening arms and staying late.

Thank you, mooch, for acknowledging everyone's presence the way you did. You did so much to make us feel like we should be there. That simple gesture. I'm a little choked up thinking about that.


We split without being able to say much of a goodbye, nor were we able contribute to the costs of the event. If anyone can hook us up with info on who to send some dough to, TIA. ouscre aat hotmail dawt cahm.

We hoped to climb Fishhook arete on Monday, which we did not do for a couple of reasons. We were going to call it a backpacking trip to Iceberg Lake, but had a "what would Brutus do?" moment, when we decided that not at least roping up for Whitney East Butt would be outright blasphemy.

Salute to all of you for respecting your friend and climbing bro. Thanks for taking and posting all the great pix, and for putting your thoughts down here. Namaste.


Dingus Milktoast

climber
Sep 2, 2009 - 02:11pm PT
I was great to meet the two of you Mike. When you came up to me at the campground it was like meeting an old buddy, for the first time.

DMT
Mike.

climber
Sep 2, 2009 - 02:18pm PT
Thank you, Dingus. Nice of you to say so. For me some things just transcend words and all that's left is a feeling. Great job of describing that feeling. I felt it too, brother.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 2, 2009 - 04:17pm PT
For the record, I drank one Mammoth brewery dble nut brown ale ( the one in my hand in the photo) up there. There was however, convenient shade by that scene of Sierra Nevada debauchery ;-) When are we going to climb together again, Dingus?
Dingus Milktoast

climber
Sep 2, 2009 - 04:20pm PT
You up SPH this weekend per chance?
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 2, 2009 - 04:27pm PT
Prolly not, but that could change....


What about that september song crack you mentioned a while back...


Is it my imagination or does 14re3 kinda look like the Dali Lama (see photo of of Wyde/Bindner Bros, above) I noticed this in the Ashram or maybe earlier at the campground, but was too shy to say anything....
Dingus Milktoast

climber
Sep 2, 2009 - 04:32pm PT
That's not ringing a bell. I have a place of wydeness to show you. It involves about 2-miles of quite reasonable walking, but the dirt road approach is Bummer Flat-like.

I'm supposed to talk to Angus this evening, as we agreed to do some climbing this weekend. I'll shoot you an email and let you know what's up. Be great if you can join us or ... there's always NEXT TIME!

Whenever it is Jaybro, I look forward to it dude.

DMT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 2, 2009 - 04:34pm PT
I'll be there, eventually!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 2, 2009 - 04:56pm PT
Ding if you get up there before we do, can you throw down a chair or something to save us a spot!

Dingus Milktoast

climber
Sep 2, 2009 - 05:23pm PT
Yup but it won't be an all weekend thing for me dude. Too much time away from home (children) lately, nawmean?

DMT
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Sep 2, 2009 - 05:35pm PT
werd, we're the same, we'll be moving on after Saturday middayish. just wanted to hang out in the morning grab a cup of coffee with folks.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Sep 3, 2009 - 01:03pm PT
Beautiful images all. The vibe really comes through in the photos and testimonials.
Thanks a bunch, that was pretty darn special.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा, co
Sep 3, 2009 - 01:04pm PT
Great pictures all, thanks for sharing!
14re3

Boulder climber
Twin Peaks ,CA
Sep 7, 2009 - 10:28pm PT
Gosh I dont recognize myself!!

That was a great tribute & thank you again for everyones effort. I want to say thanks again to Ken! We met at the San Francisco/Marin memorial for Brutus & discovered we were neighbors (we live one house apart from each other.He & Sue have been there over 20 years, we have lived there 10 years) Ken & His cell phone guided us to the Lone Pine campground.
By the time of the films it felt Like it was a momentus occasion that we had been a part of that had a life & spirit of its own. Wish we had been able to get Lael to the campfire.


joy regret & love
EM you are an awesome sister.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Sep 7, 2009 - 10:39pm PT
Wonderful photos, everyone.
Jerry, what a wonderful slide show and music.

Rest easy, Brutus. . .
mooch

Trad climber
Old Climbers' Home (Adopted)
Sep 8, 2009 - 02:49pm PT
Hey Jeff....

Did you get down to Elevations (the climbing shop in Lone Pine) on Sunday to get your daughter a harness and shoes?? Wanted to climb with her on Sunday but found ourselves chasing other folks down. In the end, we climbed a few Brutus routes: 'Tuxedo Juntion' (had NO gear for the first 25'...scary A-Hills dirty crack!) and 'Lives Of The Cowboys' (.9+/.10a). LOTC was a line I pointed out to Bruce last year. Leave it to my dear bud to snag it 15 minutes after I walked away to recon some other potential lines!! Sneaky Brutus! And the early bird certainly got the good worm. Nice route!!
snowey

Trad climber
San Diego
Sep 9, 2009 - 04:57pm PT
It was nice seeing some of you there, even if only briefly. I put up a short TR about our excursion of the S. Fork of Tuttle Creek with Luke adding a link to his blog with more descriptions.

http://pullharder.org/2009/09/08/checking-out-langley/

Chazbro

Social climber
Gillette, Wyoming
Sep 10, 2009 - 08:46pm PT
WOW

Bro jay introduced me to Em in July when I was out on a brief exile from Wy. Wonderful pics and sentiments. I am struck by the feelings and how much climbers look like climbers. RIP Brutus... who I never knew....
darlah

climber
Bishop, CA
Sep 11, 2009 - 11:24am PT
Thought I'd share a thank you letter, with all of the Brutus of Wyde Stonehouse Memorializers, I got from Doroethy Leonard, the granddaughter of Franklin Merrill Wolff, who with his wife, built the stonehouse (the Ashrama)in 1930-1950. Em invited Doroethy to join us at the Film Museum part of the memorial.

Dear Darla,
One of the highlights of the summer was having you all at the Ashrama. I especially enjoyed the time at the Film Museum (I am now a member). The event and the people were a delight. I have a new appreciation for rock climbing and climbers!...
With Gratitude,
Doroethy
Dingus Milktoast

climber
Sep 11, 2009 - 11:34am PT
That building of Stone House vid was fascinating. Truly fascinating people - his comment was the joy was found in building it, not in having it finally finished.

Telling, that. To climbers anyway...

summits can be sad moments.

DMT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 11, 2009 - 11:43am PT
It's the climb, not the summit....
Dingus Milktoast

climber
Sep 11, 2009 - 12:00pm PT
Yes it is buddy but I bought your book too... its BOTH.

(I love summits, love sitting on them and well, just being there)

I'm up Lassen way this weekend I think - you still doing the Portola gig?

DMT
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 11, 2009 - 01:44pm PT
good point, as R Meissner once kinda said, " when you're on the summit you want to stay and not come down."

Currently more in Walnut Creek than Portola.
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Sep 1, 2010 - 01:23pm PT
Its hard to believe a year has passed since we gathered at the Stonehouse to remember Brutus. I wish I'd seen more of your faces in that time. Cheers to you all and may the next gathering of the tribe be a joyous one.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 1, 2010 - 07:22pm PT
Meet us in Sunol tonight for wyde wednesday, I'm sure we can manage a Brutus theme....
Jerry Dodrill

climber
Sebastopol, CA
Sep 1, 2010 - 08:07pm PT
Very tempting! I have other obligations tonight though. Have fun.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Sep 1, 2010 - 09:35pm PT
Sittting here at the clocktower....room for 4 more!
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Sep 1, 2010 - 10:50pm PT
Blessed are those who crush the wyde and love the brydes.
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