fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

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fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by peter303 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:47 am

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/07/30/g ... onal-park/

The RMNP website classifies Longs as summer hiking conditions.

My condolences.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by Dave B » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:59 am

Fall was from Broadway, so summer hiking conditions on the Keyhole route are mostly irrelevant.

My condolences to the climbers friends and family.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by bmcqueen » Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:02 am

Very sad. My condolences. We saw the helicopter yesterday near the diamond.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by Dan_Suitor » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:19 am

Very sad. My condolences to his friends and family.
The name Broadway is contradictory to what it is. It’s narrow and extremely exposed with some sketchy areas you have to maneuver around. There was significant pucker factory the day I was on it.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by cougar » Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:51 am

Sad to hear, my condolences. Any idea if this happened around the chockstone below the notch? I know many people don't rope up to get around it.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by ZNixon » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:03 am

Terribly sad. My condolences to friends/family.

Which route would this have happened on?
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by nmjameswilson » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:07 am

Very sad to hear this ... prayers for the family.

I have not climbed Longs but Broadway is between the Keyhole and the trough right?
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by Mtnman200 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:10 am

nmjameswilson wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:07 am
Very sad to hear this ... prayers for the family.

I have not climbed Longs but Broadway is between the Keyhole and the trough right?
It's halfway up the east face.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by Brian C » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:10 am

More info...

https://www.mountainproject.com/forum/t ... r-broadway

I was up on Chasm View and saw the helicopter. Was hoping for a better outcome than this. Sad news.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by Wentzl » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:12 am

nmjameswilson wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:07 am
Very sad to hear this ... prayers for the family.

I have not climbed Longs but Broadway is between the Keyhole and the trough right?
No. Broadway is not any part of the standard route. It is part of the Diamond (East) face.

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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by nmjameswilson » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:21 am

OK thanks guys ... I plan on climbing it soon on the Keyhole route and just wanted to be aware.
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Re: fatal Longs fall 7/30/2020

Post by nunns » Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:35 am

Very sad news.

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