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Sep 22, 2009
Berlin
Damn, this sucks. I climbed with Barry in the past but had not seen him in a few years. RIP. Jay Eggleston
From Denver
Joined Feb 5, 2003
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Sep 22, 2009
This is a novel auto blocking belay device.  I thi...
Mike, that video really hits home. I have known a few people over the years whom he reminds me, real characters. Those types always make life more interesting don't they?

Very sad.

Tim, good on you for bringing closure to those who knew him.
Rick Blair
From Denver
Joined Oct 16, 2007
246 points
Sep 23, 2009
I had lost touch with Barry over the years but I have many images of him (35mm slides or JPEG files scanned from slides) on various routes. These date from the mid '90s. If anyone knows if his friends or family would like to have access to these, please, have them post a reply here or email me at david@raguides.com and I will transmit them somehow. Thanks for help with this. David Sweet
From Moscow, ID
Joined Jan 30, 2007
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Sep 23, 2009
The Cathedral Spires in RMNP, left to right: Stile...
Mike Carrington wrote:
I have the last video of him expressing some of his political views when we were ice climbing. vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fus... He was going through a troubling time in his life and I'm happy he died doing something he loved.


The person we're talking about is the one that's sitting down, right? Not the guy that's standing and doing most of the talking?

Because the other guy is familiar to me.

--Marc
Marc H
From Lafayette, CO
Joined May 10, 2007
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Sep 23, 2009
Berlin
Marc H wrote:
The person we're talking about is the one that's sitting down, right? Not the guy that's standing and doing most of the talking? Because the other guy is familiar to me. --Marc


Yes, Barry is the one sitting down.
Jay Eggleston
From Denver
Joined Feb 5, 2003
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Sep 24, 2009
Top of Bridalveil, feelin good
So sorry to hear the news. Barry was a good friend of mine although we had drifted apart the last few years. I remember meeting him thrue a mutual friends in the early 90s, said he was wanting to learn how to ice climb. I suggested that we go up the next day and do a climb in the park called Hallets chimney...

He showed up at my house a hour late, due to a wild party, we drove up from the Springs and hiked to the base of the climb. Thats when he realized he had forgot his harness and belay device. I let with a bowline/rope, using a hip belay. He followed and hung on every pitch, which was a bit painful with his 200 lb bodyweight versus my 150 at the time. None the less, I was laughing so hard it didnt matter. Between his outrageous Texas redneck humor, political conspiracy theorys, and his take on relationships(unorthodox to say the least) I couldnt help but love the guy...

Rest in Peace Barry ,I'll drink a bottle of the best Tequila I can find.
erik wellborn
From manitou springs
Joined Apr 3, 2008
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Sep 24, 2009
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
erik, was brady the wild fellow that came up to vedauwoo with you, me, and dean that one weekend? if i remember right, he left his shoes (aces i think, or some other boreals), and someone in our group was going to hold onto them for him. guess that was 2 or 3 years ago? slim
Joined Dec 1, 2004
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Sep 24, 2009
Top of Bridalveil, feelin good
I think so. I remember that trip because Barry and I brought Steak, beer, and Alaskan King Crab legs for dinner. Everybody else seemed to have ramen and oatmeal. Fun Times! erik wellborn
From manitou springs
Joined Apr 3, 2008
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Sep 25, 2009
tomato, tomotto, kill mike amato.
ah yes, the surf and turf weekend! you guys were pretty popular (and very generous to share!). slim
Joined Dec 1, 2004
2,001 points
Sep 25, 2009
Classic climb called Gossamer in the monster area ...
I found Barry's Obit on the web. Figured I'd share it with you guys.

legacy.com/obituaries/houstonc...

Thanks

Tim
Tim Kline
From Littleton, co
Joined Jul 17, 2008
22 points
Oct 6, 2009
I finally got all the images I have of Barry scanned in and posted to a website. They can be viewed at s783photobucket.com/yy115/dswe.... I hope those of you who climbed with Barry enjoy seeing some of his exploits from the mid '90s. David Sweet
From Moscow, ID
Joined Jan 30, 2007
221 points


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