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billcoe_


Oct 15, 2012, 1:32 PM
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Re: [chotoken] Death at Pilot Mtn. (Rmsyll2 on RC.com) [In reply to]
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chotoken wrote:
What was the final word on this? Was this a medical issue that caused his death?

Just curious.

Ditto. Lloyd had posted this a couple years back, I'd never heard of anything and it had stuck in my melon.Without belaboring the tale, by pulling an overhang that was difficult for me, I cracked a vertebra between my shoulder blades. Never heard of that to avoid it, or to know that's what had happened until days later going to an emergency room.

Contributing factor must be my age, which may have been a case of osteoporosis also unknown to me to avoid in such case. I think now that sixty should be considered a general time to give it up, no matter how much older someone out there is still at it. I didn't start until being covered by Medicaid, and now a lot more than climbing is over.

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Re: [billcoe_] Death at Pilot Mtn. (Rmsyll2 on RC.com) [In reply to]
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Bill, in your post, I can't tell what was meant to be quoted, and who you were trying to quote?

Many more of us are curious about the final word on this...

GO


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billcoe_ wrote:
chotoken wrote:
What was the final word on this? Was this a medical issue that caused his death?

Just curious.

Ditto. Lloyd had posted this a couple years back, I'd never heard of anything and it had stuck in my melon.

Rmsyll2 wrote:
Without belaboring the tale, by pulling an overhang that was difficult for me, I cracked a vertebra between my shoulder blades. Never heard of that to avoid it, or to know that's what had happened until days later going to an emergency room.

Contributing factor must be my age, which may have been a case of osteoporosis also unknown to me to avoid in such case. I think now that sixty should be considered a general time to give it up, no matter how much older someone out there is still at it. I didn't start until being covered by Medicaid, and now a lot more than climbing is over.

LL

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iknowfear wrote:
billcoe_ wrote:
chotoken wrote:
What was the final word on this? Was this a medical issue that caused his death?

Just curious.

Ditto. Lloyd had posted this a couple years back, I'd never heard of anything and it had stuck in my melon.

Rmsyll2 wrote:
Without belaboring the tale, by pulling an overhang that was difficult for me, I cracked a vertebra between my shoulder blades. Never heard of that to avoid it, or to know that's what had happened until days later going to an emergency room.

Contributing factor must be my age, which may have been a case of osteoporosis also unknown to me to avoid in such case. I think now that sixty should be considered a general time to give it up, no matter how much older someone out there is still at it. I didn't start until being covered by Medicaid, and now a lot more than climbing is over.

LL

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Thanks, that's helpful. So he wasn't even climbing any more? Interesting, I had no idea.

GO


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cracklover wrote:
iknowfear wrote:
billcoe_ wrote:
chotoken wrote:
What was the final word on this? Was this a medical issue that caused his death?

Just curious.

Ditto. Lloyd had posted this a couple years back, I'd never heard of anything and it had stuck in my melon.

Rmsyll2 wrote:
Without belaboring the tale, by pulling an overhang that was difficult for me, I cracked a vertebra between my shoulder blades. Never heard of that to avoid it, or to know that's what had happened until days later going to an emergency room.

Contributing factor must be my age, which may have been a case of osteoporosis also unknown to me to avoid in such case. I think now that sixty should be considered a general time to give it up, no matter how much older someone out there is still at it. I didn't start until being covered by Medicaid, and now a lot more than climbing is over.

LL

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Thanks, that's helpful. So he wasn't even climbing any more? Interesting, I had no idea.

GO
No, I beleive he was still climbing. Lloyd spent a lot of time hanging out at Pilot, talking with climbers, and checking out their rigging. I'd wager that he was at the cliff every time I have ever been there...he was there a lot. Although I never saw him climb, he was supposedly still doing some climbing with a solo TR setup. I have still never heard of an official cause of death.


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He was still climbing. My understanding is that he took some time off after his back injury. The first time I met him he was taking pictures for his online guide and he mentioned that he injured his back and his doc recommended that he not climb. I saw him climbing routes on a TR solo system fairly frequently ~9 months after that first encounter.

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