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climbs4fun
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Art Morimitsu or artm, as most of you here knew him, passed away this morning after losing his battle with cancer.

He will be missed by so many!


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damn.

saw this on facebook. i only knew art on this site. he seemed like a great guy.

a loss to close friends and the climbing community


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condolences.


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Damn... Karen and I will miss you, brutha... You are very important to us. So many times you climbed with us, all over the place. There has been a pic of you in our climbing room ever since it was built, as you are one of our favorite people.

RIP my good friend.




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Way sorry for your loss, Kel. I wish I could have met Art as well. rip, buddy.


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Wow, I'm so sorry to hear this. I really liked him. I hadn't seen him for a few years out in Josh and was wondering what was up.

Art was a really good guy. What kind of cancer did he have?

My condolences to his family, again, what a stand up guy!!!!

Robert Fonda
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This is such sad news... Art was so full of life, and even though I never met him, I felt his enthusiasm and spirit through his interactions on this site and the occasional pm.

We're gonna miss you, Art!! Your memory will live on strong!

*waves*


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I had the pleasure of climbing with Art a few times many years ago, and getting to hang out with him a bunch at the gym. I don't climb much anymore, and had lost touch. I wish I hadn't. Art was truly one of the most authentically nice guys I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. shitty news.


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Sorry to hear of a friend lost.

My condolences to all of his family and friends.


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I wasn't as close to Art as some, but I liked him, he made me laugh, he was a friend. He will be missed.




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My deepest and most sincere condolences. Art was truly good people.

I cant remember exactly when I met him the first time, but his smile and joyfulness were completely infectious.

He will be missed.


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Sorry to hear. Sucks losing one of the community. Condolences to the family and friends. RIP.


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climbs4fun wrote:
Art Morimitsu or artm, as most of you here knew him, passed away this morning after losing his battle with cancer.

He will be missed by so many!

Sorry to hear that, Kel. I learned about a month ago that Art had cancer and the prognosis wasn't good. I have nothing but good memories of Art--climbing together in Joshua Tree, him getting all of us kicked out of the High Desert Motel--good stuff. I will sincerely miss him. Will there be a service or memorial?

Curt


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"A little Jackie Chan look-a-like with a million watt smile" - RWB

You're going to be missed brutha.

Link up with Vern and Michael...let 'em know we're all doing OK down here.


-HLB


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curt wrote:
him getting all of us kicked out of the High Desert Motel

I just heard the news, he will be missed. I had forgotten about that night at the High Desert Motel, thank you for reminding me Curt, it brought a smile to my face.


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Sorry to hear that Kelly. Wish I had met him. My prayers go out to his loved ones.


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I rarely check in over here any more but I knew there'd be a tribute thread for Art. Thanks for doing so, Kelly. I was lucky enough to have roped up with him a few times and have some great memories of hanging out with him around several different camp fires. He was a dear friend to many of us and was a warm and loyal friend to those he let into his life. I hadn't seen him in several years and that's probably the biggest regret I have about his passing. When he got the bleak diagnosis of late stage lung cancer last year he didn't even want anyone to know, and as he got more ill he definitely didn't want any visitors. I respected that wish but I would have loved to have roped up with him one more time.

Thank you, Art for your friendship and all the memories you've left us with. Your presence will be missed in the climbing community and among all those you have touched over the years. Rest easy, Art, and climb free.




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I'm not sure what to say just yet. What's in my heart hasn't quite made it to my head yet. But I'm sure words will come.

Until then...



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This makes me really sad. Condolences.


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My thoughts and prayers to all who are feeling this loss. Really seems like someone I would have loved to know.

Safe Journeys Art


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I never met Art, but everything I heard says he was a good person to know.

My condolences to his family and friends.


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Art and I had a symbiotic relationship on climbing trips. We (Anna and I) would bring all the food and Art would bring a bottle of tequila.

This is from one of our trips to the Eastern Sierras:



That's Art in the middle with the tequila bottle.


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My condolences to friends and family.

RIP


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It's been years since we have seen Art. One of the last times we saw Art, was out in J-tree and I was pregnant with our first son Justice....who now probably is taller then Art. Which if you know Art, most people are taller than him. He was one of our favorite people to climb with. Malibu, J-tree, Big bear, williamson. We always had fun!

He taught me once this hand gesture that went with words and over the years I still use it and think about him.

What Ever.......Major Loser..........Bite Me!
(sorry can't show the hand gesture for it)

Sad, we can't say good bye but he will always be remembered!

RIP Art


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Really sorry to hear it.

GO


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Art,

You were a great friend. Your willingness to share and help others in a variety of ways did not go unnoticed. When I was headed for Thailand your contributions to internet sites helped me tremendously. An email to you was returned quickly with even more info.

I have no idea how you could like tequila so much, thanks for not busting my balls when I stuck to beer.

I'm not sure why a man with so little body fat would stay in the cold pacific for so long, I guess the waves were just too much fun to care.
I'm not even alittle sorry that I laughed at you for looking like a drowned rat when we, finally, got out.

Thanks for having my back that time at the bar in Huntington. LA PD my ass, those guys were just jealous dicks. Jealous that we were having so much fun and that brought the girls in!

It was good while you were here my friend. I'm sure I will see you on the other side...simply because, if it exsists, we'll be in the same place.

Lotta love buddy,

josh


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Well damn. Sorry to all his friends and family.

RIP Art.


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Sadness. Regret. Love.

I wish I had known he was sick.

Art taught me so much.


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My sympathy for this loss to the community. I remember Art's postings from way back when I was an RC.com n00b. It sounds like a spectacular person and friend. My condolences to all who knew and loved him.


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We are sorry to hear of Art's passing. Art was a generous person and someone who was always fun to talk to... whether at the gym or at the crags.

Randy & Sarah


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gblauer wrote:
My condolences to friends and family.

RIP


Very Sad !


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One New Year's Eve around a campfire at J-Tree, Art was lit... He was trying to say, "I'm Jackie Chan's Evil Twin", but his tongue got twisted up a bit, and instead he said, "I'm Jackie Twan Evil Chin"... He looked down, and said "FVCK!!! That's gonna stick!!!" And sure enough, we'd pull that one out of the box every so often.


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Oh. Crap.

I only met and climbed with Art once, but it was a helluva day. I'll miss you, man. I hope when I go, I'm remembered half as fondly.


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I never met him, that I know of, but recall his posting here from years ago. Sounds like he has helped make many memories for a lot of you. I am sorry for the difficulty as you feel the loss of your good friend.


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epic_ed wrote:
I rarely check in over here any more but I knew there'd be a tribute thread for Art. Thanks for doing so, Kelly. I was lucky enough to have roped up with him a few times and have some great memories of hanging out with him around several different camp fires. He was a dear friend to many of us and was a warm and loyal friend to those he let into his life. I hadn't seen him in several years and that's probably the biggest regret I have about his passing. When he got the bleak diagnosis of late stage lung cancer last year he didn't even want anyone to know, and as he got more ill he definitely didn't want any visitors. I respected that wish but I would have loved to have roped up with him one more time.


I never met him and didn't know him but he sounds like a great guy. R.I.P. Reminds me of a life long friend I knew from childhood who died of cancer some years ago, felt like I'd lost a big brother. He even kept his cancer news away from his sister, who was in tears when she finally found out and did see him closer to his death, she fed back to me he looked like an old man on seeing him, cancer does that unfortunately.

He didn't want anyone to know, or to see him nearer to his death as he wanted them to remember them as he was, not as he left, and didn't want to burden anyone with it either, yet that is not how we would have viewed it.
It's very sad when they isolate themselves that way, and very strong of them too.

Condolences to his friends and family x


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I was lucky enough to have ran into Art once. Their was something special about Art, something about him just made me climb better. A friend snapped this picture and to this day it is one of my favorite. I have tried to climb this route many times and I just couldn't do it. However, on this particular day, there was Art, something was different that day. After I falling more times then I want to remember and was ready to throw in the towel, Art kept telling me "you can do it," ... this is how you do it, and after falling a couple more times, I did it. This was 7 years ago and still it is one of my favorite climbing memories. Thanks Art! Thank You for this memory!

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