Fly'n Brian

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Fly'n Brian

Post by ynp1 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:46 pm

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum ... ian-McCray

I Did not know him, but I am pretty sure he put up some routes in the Red. He was quite bad ass.

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Re: Fly'n Brian

Post by Toy » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:33 pm

He did have routes in the Red. Plugged some holes on the Undertow Wall (though uncredited) and I believe some of the old routes at The Crossroads were his. Climbed with him several times in the Red. One of the coolest was working the top of BOHICA with him before BR got the FA.

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Re: Fly'n Brian

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Re: Fly'n Brian

Post by bentley » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:05 pm

I have been on many long walks through what seems like uncharted land and untouched rock at the red. The times that I have been most convinced I am the first rock climber to see said piece of cliff, Brian beat me there. Brian was one of the first to lay eyes on what is know known as the mother lode. Brian was the first to lay eyes on what could become some of the next great cliffs in the red but for now they are tucked deep in the woods reserved for future generations. And keep in mind they have been there since the mid 90's. Brian was a great pioneer pre social media, score cards and the instant gratification blitz of the glorious inter-web. He humped his gear, busted his knuckles and shit in the woods because he loved it, back in the day when the closest thing to a guide book was a napkin from cathedral or a place mat from natural bridge chuck and puke. Cheers to you Brian! I met you when I was in high school and you resoled a few pairs of shoes for me over the years...a few years ago at the NRG. RIP Fly'n Brian.
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Re: Fly'n Brian

Post by ynp1 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:37 pm

Nice words Bentley. I am sure you guys will be finding Brian's routes on hidden cliffs for many years to come.
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Re: Fly'n Brian

Post by TradMike » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:53 pm

Brian cruising The Gambler's Texas Hold 'Em in Red Rock. I still say I'm turrrrred instead of I'm tired because of him.
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Re: Fly'n Brian

Post by ynp1 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:31 pm

These are near new river in more obscure areas
—greatest show on earth13a, 2nd ascent of lynn hills
roof crack at meadow river gorge. Fa of temporary
insanity13a (old project) at south nuttall. Before
heading west in ’98, brian repeated an estimate of 95%
of all established routes at the new river and at the
red river gorge as well as adding many of his own routes.

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