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boymeetsrock


Aug 10, 2009, 8:19 AM
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More sad news this year. RIP. Condolences to all friends and family.



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Terrible news. Some of my first introductions to climbing were slide shows and anchor clinics from Craig Luebben and Todd Skinner. It is truly sad to hear of another passing.


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We've lost another giant among men/women. This has been a tragic year for the climbing community. My condolences to his friends and family.

RIP.


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I am so very sorry to hear this! I own a lot of his books and got a lot of good information from reading his articles. This is a huge loss. My condolences to his family and friends.


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I heard this late last night and spent the whole night trying to will it to be not so. RIP, proudly my friend. You've raised the bar in the climbing world, in the community and in our hearts. I miss you so much.
Mal


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And the list grows.

My deepest condolences to all of his family and his many,many friends.

RIP


curt


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How awful. My condolences as well.

Curt


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My deepest condolences to family and friends.

I didn't know Craig, but I had the pleasure of meeting him in Ouray many years ago. He was pull testing ice screw placements. His findings changed the conventional wisdom on placing screws, and I think (hope!) I am safer for his efforts. Thanks again Craig.


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Sad news, my condolences to his family.


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Way too much of this going on lately. Very sorry to hear it and best wished to friends and family.

Side note- I've moved this thread to In Memory Of since it seemed more appropriate than Accident Analysis.


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i cannot believe what i just read...another great has passed- i actually had the honor of being one of Craig's students last year in an AMGA course- i relished every minute of it and being mock guided up Ruper on Big Bros is one of my better climbing memories.

you will be missed- my condolences to his family and loved ones.


kachoong


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Frown Oh no!! How terrible! He will always be remembered.

What is going on this year with the passing of greats!?


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Craig will be greatly missed. My heart and prayers are with all that knew and loved him.


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Very sad...

Earlier this summer I started talking with a fellow at the base of a popluar Seneca route. He was with folks from the Gendarme, so at first I assumed he was a client. We started chatting and I realized he was the instructor. We proceeded to have a very pleasant conversation and he offered some suggestions relevant to an upcoming trip out west we were planning. As we were heading out we commented on what an incredibly friendly and easy going guy he was. Later that evening I found out he was THAT Craig Luebben and had in fact authored some of the books on my climbing bookshelf!

Godspeed Sir - you made an impression in our relatively insignificant intersection. That speaks volumes to what kind of person you must have been...

Our deepest condolences to family and friends.


PS for those that don't recognize the name, amongst other notable achievments, he invented Big Bro's...


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camhead


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no, not again...

I didn't know him, but RIP.


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RIP Craig. Condolences to his friends and family.


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sad news.

my condolences to friends and family


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boymeetsrock wrote:
More sad news this year. RIP. Condolences to all friends and family.



http://mountainproject.com/...n_cascades/106512731

That is sad news.


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More details...

http://climbing.about.com/...limbing-accident.htm

Man. I'm just...Pirate

Benegas is a hero for willingly taking a massive risk to enter into the same conditions that just killed Craig. The guy has stones to do that. I mean not to over-shadow the loss but props to Benegas for doing the right thing at great risk/peril to his own life.


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milesenoell


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Oh man. That sucks. Somehow it seems better to know that it was an objective hazard rather than a mistake, but it still sucks. RIP Craig.


bill413


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My condolences to his family & all who knew him.


reno


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I had chance to meet Craig a few years back in Ouray. A nice chap, generous of his time and wisdom, and a true class act.

He is greatly missed, and my thoughts are with his close friends and family.


truello


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Very sad to hear. I owe some of my greatest multipitch memories to his book that got me started with Trad, "Rock Climbing: Mastering Basic Skills".


chouca


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I am stunned. Craig was the safest partner I ever climbed with. His contributions to the climbing community in and around Fort Collins were immense. He taught so many people how to climb rock and ice, and always had enthusiasm for every aspect of the sport.

At any hour of the day you could see him in the Lorry Student Center basement at CSU organizing gear for the next outing while juggling a hardware company (Big Bros), new routing around Grey Rock or RMNP ice, authoring climbing magazine articles and guidebooks, and finishing grad school. He was a man of action and dedication. Craig gave much more back to climbing than he ever took. He was also a super solid boulderer, and had most of the Horsetooth Gill and Holloway problems dialed.

My condolences to Craig's family and fiends. He was appreciated and admired by too many too count. RIP.


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the_climber


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RIP Craig.

Truely a freak accident. It is a sad year for the greats of our community.

My thoughts to his friends and family


(This post was edited by the_climber on Aug 11, 2009, 3:26 PM)

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