Remembering Stewart Green

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Remembering Stewart Green

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Stewart Green recently passed away. Article in the Gazette:
https://gazette.com/news/local/stewart- ... 043a5.html
He was 17 years old when he was part of the climbing team that did the first ascent of "Thunder Pyramid". More accomplished as a rock climber than a peakbagger. His profile is on LOJ.
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Thanks for sharing, Mark.
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Thank you for sharing. So sad to hear this.
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Rip read the article : super kool person
And great rock climber
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RIP to one of Colorado's greats.
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Stewart left us too soon. Here's some history from 1970:
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I have a pdf of the entire original Thunder Pyramid register. PM me if you want a copy.
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Thanks for the thoughtful post, Mark.

Here's a link to the article that you can read without a subscription:
https://gazette.com/news/stewart-green- ... 12GTt3-Zq1

Stewart's last climbs were probably in Red Rock Canyon Open Space. We had been going out there a couple of times a week since last fall to do laps on Solar Slab for practice--top rope climbs that he freed to set up the anchor, and we took turns climbing/belaying to see how fast we could get to the top. Stewart climbed much faster than I could belay, and I'd always be hollering at him to slow down so I could take up the slack. The last day we climbed was Wednesday, April 17th. I didn't take any photos that day. We didn't get in any climbs in May because of the snow, muddy trails, and wet rock, plus he was busy finishing up a book for Falcon.

He did his last peaks on May 19th, a couple of Park County 10ers. It was a perfect day. We had expected bushwhacks, but found good trails to both summits. We tagged Indian Benchmark at 11:19 am, took some photos, and made sandwiches. Then we went over and did Unnamed Point 10301, summiting at 1:14 pm. We had brownies for dessert, and then Stewart wandered around the summit area, taking pictures of South Park.

Stewart was a close friend, and his death was sudden and unexpected. It's still very painful for me and, I'm sure, for his many friends and family members as well.

Here's Stewart on Indian Benchmark. Always smiling, never got upset about anything. I never once heard him raise his voice. He was the happiest, kindest, most patient and generous guy I knew.
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Unexpected for sure. He just released a new guidebook last week. RIP.
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This is sad to see that Stewart Green is no longer with us. He was definitely a Colorado climbing legend for sure, claiming many peaks and rock climbing first ascents. As a rock climber, he was hard-core and climbed many routes many of us would only dream about. As a book author and story teller, he was second to none.

I am grateful that I got to meet and know Stewart. I saw photos of Stewart and Susan on the top of Gray Rock in Garden of the Gods and begged him to show me the route. He obliged and took me out and introduced me to that “Kindergarten Traverse”. I will forever be grateful, as that is one of my favorite routes in the Garden.

Stewart gave countless hours putting up bolts and anchors on numerous rock climbing routes around El Paso county and beyond. When I ask him if he would help me drill some anchors for some climbing routes at Bear Trap Ranch, he agreed, making several trips to help out. He never once asked for compensation.

The contributions he gave to the rock climbing and mountaneering community are far to numerous list. Thank you Stewart for being the kind and generous man you were.
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If anyone hears of a memorial service/celebration of life for Stewart, would you please post on here? I would like to attend.
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