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By jt512
Administrator
Mar 15, 2012
Jay Tanzman redpointing Lethal Weapon. <br />Photo by Hillary Davis.
I'm sad to announce that Art Morimitsu, an Administrator here on MP for SoCal and long-time climber, died yesterday from cancer. Art was an avid sport and trad climber, and will be missed by his many friends in the local SoCal climbing community.

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By fat cow
From St. Paul, MN
Mar 15, 2012
perfect seam
wow really. i remember looking at this guys pictures a while ago. he looks really young for cancer to have taken him, do yo know how old he was or what type of cancer?

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By jt512
Administrator
Mar 15, 2012
Jay Tanzman redpointing Lethal Weapon. <br />Photo by Hillary Davis.
He was 50ish, but he never looked his age.

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By J. Thompson
From denver, co
Mar 15, 2012
Trundling a death block. Photo by Dan Gambino.
Art,

You were a great friend. Your willingness to share and help others in a variety of ways did not go unnoticed. When I was headed for Thailand your contributions to this site helped me tremendously. An email to you was returned quickly with even more info.

I have no idea how you could like tequila so much, thanks for not busting my balls when I stuck to beer.

I'm not sure why a man with so little body fat would stay in the cold pacific for so long, I guess the waves were just too much fun to care.
I'm not even alittle sorry that I laughed at you for looking like a drowned rat when we, finally, got out.

Thanks for having my back that time at the bar in Huntington. LA PD my ass, those guys were just jealous dicks. Jealous that we were having so much fun and that brought the girls in!

It was good while you were here my friend. I'm sure I will see you on the other side...simply because, if it exsists, we'll be in the same place.

Lotta love buddy,

josh

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By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From Vegas
Mar 15, 2012
Growing a winter coat in Red Rock Canyon- December 2013.
Condolences to Art's loved ones, and friends. Sounds like he was a great guy, and a strong climber, and well respected by many. I'm sure he fought well, and hard till the end. RIP fellow climber.

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By Kellybh
Mar 16, 2012
fat cow wrote:
wow really. i remember looking at this guys pictures a while ago. he looks really young for cancer to have taken him, do yo know how old he was or what type of cancer?


He had just turned 49 in December. He had lung cancer.

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By ElyseSokoloff
From Spokane, WA
Mar 16, 2012
Oh, no. I met him at an AZ get together and thought he was a stand up guy. So sad.

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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Mar 16, 2012
Courtright Reservoir, September 2013
Too bad....RIP

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