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New and Experienced Climbers over 50 #7


dragons · · MWV, NH · Joined Aug 2011 · Points: 692

So sorry, Dallas!

Randy · · Lassitude 33 · Joined Jan 2002 · Points: 1,509

Dallas,
I am very sorry to hear about your friend's death. Hope her partner gets the support and sympathy he certainly needs.

Guy Keesee · · Moorpark, CA · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 311

Dallas.... My condolences to you, the Family of your friend....
sad RIP

Russ Walling · · Overlord @ FishProducts · Joined Oct 2004 · Points: 3,426

So sorry Dallas.. condolences to the friends and family...

Elisa R · · SLC, UT · Joined Jul 2018 · Points: 0

Dallas, I am so sorry. Hugs.

Harumpfster Boondoggle · · Between yesterday and today. · Joined Apr 2018 · Points: 138

My sincere condolences for your loss from this terrible accident.

budman · · Moab,UT · Joined Mar 2008 · Points: 10
Dallas R wrote: Just found out a dear friend from California fell to her death yesterday evening at Yosemite.  Her climbing partner, another dear friend form a foreign county is decimated.  Working on getting him the support and resources he needs.  I have no details, that will all come out in time. First I have to quit freaking out and get my head together.

Truley sad news as she was a dear friend as well as a great partner Dallas.  Got to show her my home crag just a month or so ago.  Truely a wonderful person that will be missed by all that knew her.  If you climbed with her then you would have gotten a hug.  Sad sad day.

rgold · · Poughkeepsie, NY · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 526

Terrible news; sorry Dallas.

Dallas R · · Traveling the USA · Joined May 2013 · Points: 181

Thanks all.  I am doing denial today. Didn't really happen, but then saw her Facebook page today and her other friends are grieving also, follks I haven't met, but her home crowd.

Apologies again for no details. I think most notifications have been made, but don't know for sure. Perhaps by tomorrow it will be "public" knowledge.  

I will miss the hugs...

Old lady H · · Boise, ID · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 974

Dallas, hugs from afar. In person, eventually. Love, Helen

Russ Walling · · Overlord @ FishProducts · Joined Oct 2004 · Points: 3,426
Dallas R wrote: Thanks all.  I am doing denial today. Didn't really happen, but then saw her Facebook page today and her other friends are grieving also, follks I haven't met, but her home crowd.

Apologies again for no details. I think most notifications have been made, but don't know for sure. Perhaps by tomorrow it will be "public" knowledge.  

I will miss the hugs...

Her brother posted earlier today in this thread....


Central Pillar fatality​​​
Mark Orsag · · Omaha, NE · Joined May 2013 · Points: 815

Dallas,

My condolences.

Mark O

Nivel Egres · · New York, NY · Joined Dec 2014 · Points: 160
Jeffrey Constine wrote:
Sorry Carl, get better quick!
Was a nice day doing new routes today.

Is that Grand Illusion?

Dallas R · · Traveling the USA · Joined May 2013 · Points: 181

Ok, notifications made etc.  I got a PM from her brother.  Rappelling error is the cause of the accident.  Exactly what went wrong?  It will probably never be known.  

The climber was Trish (Patricia) Stoops.  A member of the SCMA (southern California mountain assoc) I thing i got it right. I have only known her for a couple of years, us climbing in Squamish



She and Barb hit it off, Trish did a good job of mentoring Barb.


And the last time we saw her, she did an excellent job of helping Barb get past her fall

This is in Red Rock recently.


MP accident on Frenzy...

I thank the MP forum folks for being respectful of this tragic event.  
Lori Milas · · Rocklin, Ca · Joined Apr 2017 · Points: 175

Is everyone ok here?  Such hard news...  Dallas, are you hanging in there?    It's been quite a shock.  

Greg Opland · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2001 · Points: 272

Condolences for the loss of your friend, Dallas (and Barb).

Mark Orsag · · Omaha, NE · Joined May 2013 · Points: 815

Rain shut me down early at Rushmore today. Tomorrow’s forecast looks much better. Scouting between raindrops turned up three really interesting looking hard slabs that should suit me. Temps should be in 60s— perfect. Please stay dry tomorrow!

Carl Schneider · · Adelaide, South Australia · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0

Just feeling meloncholy and verbose. Bit sad...

I decided today as I walked back to my car from buying flowers that I HAVE to get over my injury and get back to climbing (rather than simply giving up) as it'd take a long time to remove all my climbing stickers from my car, and I'd have to cut the climbing cord bracelets from my wrist, even the first one, and then what, then who and what am I?
Just an old guy sitting around thinking about how getting old sucks, and why can't we be gods?

So I'm making a Plan.

I shall not ever ever do what is IN the Plan; it has the same destiny as the books I gather up to take camping with me - to suffer arrogant dismissal, to be cast aside as mere props.

Yet the product of the Plan shall be valuable and sound; being the nourishing of that smouldering, burning, niggling, nagging, needling need to NOT lie down but to rise up.

To rise up, like a man dying from tuberculosis in a ghetto, lifting up his paper-thin torso, paper skin taught on bony frame, wide, thin, flat mouth coughing - propping on skinny bent arm, yes, weak, but propping!

Because he wants to prop paper skin torso to show he can.
There's defiance there.
Defiance.

Suburban Roadside · · Abovetraffic on Hudson · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 2,089
Carl Schneider wrote: Just feeling meloncholy and verbose. Bit sad...

I decided today as I walked back to my car from buying flowers that I HAVE to get over my injury and get back to climbing (rather than simply giving up) as it'd take a long time to remove all my climbing stickers from my car, and I'd have to cut the climbing cord bracelets from my wrist, even the first one, and then what, then who and what am I?
Just an old guy sitting around thinking about how getting old sucks, and why can't we be gods?

So I'm making a Plan.

I shall not ever ever do what is IN the Plan; it has the same destiny as the books I gather up to take camping with me - to suffer arrogant dismissal, to be cast aside as mere props.

Yet the product of the Plan shall be valuable and sound; being the nourishing of that smouldering, burning, niggling, nagging, needling need to NOT lie down but to rise up.

To rise up, like a man dying from tuberculosis in a ghetto, lifting up his paper-thin torso, paper skin taught on bony frame, wide, thin, flat mouth coughing - propping on skinny bent arm, yes, weak, but propping!

Because he wants to prop paper skin torso to show he can.
There's defiance there.
Defiance.

We are so Blood !

As It came into your Life ~ It will never Leave You

 It will kill You

It may Kill You quick

It may Bleed You slow

There Is No reason for it
There Is no point to it
There is no reason to it
There is no point beyond

Y>G.D , ,(anyway, so Might as well Might As Well ~ Climb)

Without Clambering? Without roped Climbing?
What Are we but dust?

 Everything Just for to be able to just do it
Just to be able to climb...
To be able to go updown updown

Just about all breath & waking moments too
to be able to follow and flow upwards
with gravity in tow

To be as good A Yo-Yo for as long as we can stand on one  foot
While favoring whats left of the other or cutting that damn'd stump away
To keep climbing
If only for another year, Fortnight, month,week or day
 (Thinking 'bout MAL D.'s solution? is that an option anymore at this age?)

 May We all Climb Forever
And Never get TOOK

All be in awe of & never forget her magic
the very Sainted
Trish Stoops

Once & Forever
The Gnome Ofthe Diabase
Jeffrey Constine · · Los Angeles, CA · Joined May 2009 · Points: 658
Nivel Egres wrote:

Is that Grand Illusion?  

Lol not even. Just a local corner. 
Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

Southern California
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