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acorneau


Jun 29, 2009, 7:09 AM
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RIP Kirk Holladay
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Kirk Holladay of Texas died this past weekend from a single-vehicle crash on his way home from Enchanted Rock.

He was most active on the ERockOnline.com forum. Thread remembering his life is here:

http://www.erockonline.com/...x.php?showtopic=2225

Newspaper articles:

http://www.statesman.com/...s_in_motorcycle.html

http://www.statesman.com/...29/0629holladay.html

Kirk will be missed by many.


acorneau


Jun 29, 2009, 11:39 AM
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An update:

The Celebration of Life for Kirk Holladay will be held this Thursday from 3-6 in a come and go format at the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.


boymeetsrock


Jun 29, 2009, 12:45 PM
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Three serious single car injuries on the way home from the crag in the last month. Two of which resulted in death.

Climb and DRIVE carefully folks!!


My sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Kirk. Yet another very sad loss.


camhead


Jun 29, 2009, 5:09 PM
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shit... we lose another great climber, this year is getting worse.

I ran into Kirk quite a bit when I lived in TX; in Mexico (we drunkedly shot bottle rockets at New Years Eve revelers one year), when he was guiding at E-rock, a friend and I even showed him around Paradise on the Brazos when he was psyched to put some routes up there.

RIP.


moose_droppings


Jun 29, 2009, 6:06 PM
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Sorry to hear about this,

My condolences to family and friends.


potreroed


Jun 29, 2009, 6:44 PM
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This is very sad news. Kirk was a great person and one of the original Potrero Chico pioneers. Tami and I send our condolences to his family and numerous friends.


sfotex


Jun 30, 2009, 4:31 PM
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Damn. Kirk took me down to Potrero for the first time back when I was going to UT. It was a helluva trip, to say the least. I remember I was belaying him on the last pitch of 'Stroking the Bishop'. He pulled up rope to clip the anchors and the hold he was hanging on broke. He took a huge whipper. When I lowered him down he said when he flew past the first 3 bolts he wasn't to worried, but when he got to the 4th bolt he was starting to get concerned. I got banged up worse catching him then he did in the fall.. .

RIP Kirk.


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