Aug 1, 2012, 4:53 PM
Registered: Jul 31, 2012
To Lloyd's sister...
I'm deeply saddened by Lloyd's passing and very sorry for your loss. I had met Lloyd awhile back at Pilot, as many of us had, and he immediately treated me as a friend. Not long ago, I introduced a new climbing partner to him on her second time on real rock and Lloyd was instantly willing to help out with valued instruction on safety and moves, and even seemed to delight in setting up anchors for us, or in belaying each other. That's the thing that stood out most about Lloyd was his openness and knowledge, and I would imagine he had made more friends at Pilot in the time he climbed there than about anyone I've known. My partner was deeply saddened by this loss, as was I, and wanted to mention how much she appreciated Lloyd taking the time to help, and being such a warm and hospitable person even though they just met. He had mentioned some health problems to me and it makes sense that it was likely the cause of the accident. He was quite experienced and always focused on safety so this news was quite a surprise. He left us doing what he loved though, and that offers us a sense of peace.
As a side note, many thanks to the park rangers/staff that aided in the recovery and search.
(This post was edited by alhowel on Aug 1, 2012, 4:54 PM)