2 climbers died yesterday at the red?

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2 climbers died yesterday at the red?

Postby Shamis » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:43 am

http://www.wztv.com/template/inews_wire ... .com.shtml

Anybody know the details of what happened?
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Postby mcrib » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:53 am

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Postby Josephine » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:07 am

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Postby charlie » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:09 am

Check the rest of the site before you post......

http://www.redriverclimbing.com/viewtopic.php?t=10859

Investigation sometime this afternoon, no details on what happened yet but out of respect for the family do not post about this.

Still very fresh wounds for a lot of us.
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Postby Shamis » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:36 am

charlie wrote:Check the rest of the site before you post......

http://www.redriverclimbing.com/viewtopic.php?t=10859

Investigation sometime this afternoon, no details on what happened yet but out of respect for the family do not post about this.

Still very fresh wounds for a lot of us.


Sorry, I just looked for unread threads. Its a shame that phpbb doesn't maintain that stuff properly.
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Postby flashmaster » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:53 am

Well we all know who it is now if you look at the news posts. The families have been notified. Ben and Laura are going to be greatly missed at the gorge. A memorial is in the works but we are waiting to talk it over with the families and what their wishes are. So as more is known we'll let you all know. But call your families and loved ones and let them know you love them. You never know when your time will come. And keep Ben and Laura's families in your prayers.
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Postby stix » Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:59 am

sure makes a flattened hanger look like some petty bullshit. terry said, "it's the people not the pitches". we lost 2 good ones . . .
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Postby italianwrestler125 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:10 am

both were amazing people. they will be sorely missed.
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Postby Canadiangirl » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:57 am

Hearing the news from afar gives one a sense of helplessness.

Our thoughts are with both their families, and those of you in the Red.

Pull together like the community you are and take care of yourselves as you remember a good friend.

As you grieve, know that remember is to do exactly that. Piece together the memories of a lifetime.

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Postby Andrew » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:08 am

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Postby gus » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:20 am

Can't agree with you more Canadiangirl. Katie and both feel a sense of helplessness. Thoughts and prayers to both families and our extended family in the Red.

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Postby ecp88 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:59 am

Very sad. My condolences to the families of both.
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Postby Shamis » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:11 pm

Were they doing a multi-pitch route? I'm still trying to understand what could have happened to result in 2 deaths, it seems like an unlikely thing.
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Postby Josephine » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:20 pm

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Postby dewis13 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:42 pm

http://www.kentucky.com/181/story/581807.html gives you a brief description. it says they were at emerald city im guessing they were either climbing the route scarecrow a 10c or white out a 5.8 which are the only 2 multi pitch routes at emerald city. very sorry for the losses
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