I just checked SP and 14ers and he hasn't been active in the last 10 days or so. We had chatted over the boards a little bit and he seems like a really good guy. Hope its not him. Really hope its not him.
Very sad: I am absolutely shocked. Although I liver in Denver, I never had a chance to personally meet Chris. We occasionally talked about climbs, and I hoped to climb with him sometime. I can honestly say my life is richer for following in his footsteps on some of the climbs I've done in the past. He was very helpful and amiable regarding sharing information with others on SP, and his contributions here were first-rate and very much appreciated.
I would like to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.
This makes me sick to my stomach. Serious condolencese to the family and beloved friends of Chris. The few interactions I had with him led me to believe he was a lover of life in the truest sense of the term. He let his sense of adventure guide him to places other dream of visiting. RIP.
Sick to my stomach...just made plans to meet him in ouray in January, for the third year in a row... He was a great guy. My sympathies for his family and partner. My thoughts and prayers go out to him in particular. Does anyone know what happened?
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Delta, It's definitetly, Chris. Already spoke to Park Staff last night. I won't list details but investigations are leaning towards conditions...possibly gear. Rest in peace, buddy. You'll never be forgotton.
Terribly sad news, never met him but talked to him numerous times here and on 14ers.com about trips to mexico. Very kind and knowledgeable person, will be missed by the climbing community. Best wishes to his family and friends.