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Alien Inventor Passes Away
Submitted By: John McNamee on Oct 12, 2009

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Dave Waggoner the inventor of the Alien cam, passed away over the weekend after a brief illness. For details please see his obituary linked below.

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Deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends.

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By John E. Duran
From: Beijing, Chaoyang distrtict
Oct 12, 2009
David will be missed and my condolences go out to Nadia, his family and his friends.
By Geir
From: Tucson, AZ
Oct 13, 2009
Dave was a great man. I have benefited from his craftmanship innumerable times over the years, and could never thank him enough.

My condolences go out to his wife, family, and friends. He will be sorely missed. Blessings.
By JacobD
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 13, 2009
This is sad. He was very selfless in his years of donated time (fix it skills) to a nonprofit in Laramie. His conservation efforts have helped keep Vedauwoo what it is. In every interaction I had with him he was kind and humble. Condolences to his family.
By bhoran
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 13, 2009
Dave gave me some of the 1st prototypes of the Alien camming devices, circa 1987, a real quantum leap for us trad climbers at the time. I still use those prototypes today, although the newer devices are way more advanced. His spirit lives on, and his legacy can be seen in the pushing of the envelope in the world of traditional free climbing with the help of his great, "Alien" invention.
By stredna
From: PA
Oct 13, 2009
3 cheers to the inventor of the Alien! my condolences to family and friends.
By Klimbien
From: St.George Orem Denver Vegas
Oct 14, 2009
My condolences - a man with vision and passion. Thank you David, thank you RIP.
By David Pneuman
From: Western, CO
Oct 14, 2009
Very sad to hear. After visiting the shop several times in just this past year it never struck me he was especially down or upset by recent events, yet I couldn't help but think it must have weighed on him. I know it would have on me. Just the drama of it all.
By Will Butler
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 16, 2009
His memory will live on in every time I'm totally gripped and somehow manage to perfectly slot a yellow Alien.
By Joseph Crotty
From: Broomfield, CO
Oct 17, 2009
Rest in Peace, Dave. Condolences to his friends and especially family. His legacy lives on indeed.
By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Oct 18, 2009
This is very sad. My sympathies to Dave's family and friends. Thanks for your amazing contribution to climbing, Dave.
By Gary Schmidt
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 19, 2009
Sincere sympathies to all his family and friends. Was just thinking I climbed the Bastille Crack yesterday and the first piece on 3 of pitches was a yellow Alien. Peace from above.
By mschlocker
From: San Diego, CA
Oct 23, 2009
Aliens are the most placed pieces of gear on my rack. I hope David's spirit lives on through CCH.

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