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Feb 22, 2013
Hey Everybody,
After a bit of prodding from friends of mine and Jack's, I finally have finished my account of Jack's accident. If you would like to read it, it is posted at:
coldthistle.blogspot.com

Thanks for the support of the community and the tribe.

Jon
Jon Miller on the WS
Joined Feb 20, 2008
16 points
Feb 22, 2013
Stairway to Heaven, pitch three, Provo Canyon, UT
Thanks for posting. I had always wondered what happened. Alec
Joined Sep 9, 2007
563 points
Feb 22, 2013
At the matching crux
Thanks for posting this. I had the pleasure of meeting Jack in Cham and spending a couple days climbing with him and getting burgers at Elevation afterward. It was a touching account of his final day. Jon H
From Boulder
Joined Nov 24, 2009
98 points
Feb 22, 2013
Lion King with the pup.
Thanks for putting this up Jon. I never met Jack, but you can tell he was a good man by the way you and others talk about him. I hope it's healing for you to write about it too. SteveZ
From Denver, CO
Joined Sep 7, 2007
458 points
Feb 22, 2013
top of mt. lady washington - rmnp
Wow. thank you for sharing Andrew Mayer
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Feb 22, 2013
Red-tail Hawk, Buttermilks
Thank you for posting, Jon. AWinters
From NH
Joined Apr 6, 2007
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Feb 22, 2013
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Thanks Jon! Sorry for your loss. Must have been very hard. I saw Jack at Camp Bird two days before and a week before that had a clinic with him at the festival. The community really lost someone special. Thank you so much for writing this and thanks to Dane for posting it! Cale Hoopes
From Sammamish, WA
Joined Nov 23, 2012
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Feb 22, 2013
RJN
Thanks for the report. I'm sure it was hard to get out in the open. The thing about accidents is, there accidents. Generally i like to see the accident reports to learn from others mistakes. Seems like everyone did everything they could to make the best outcome. I too have met Jack and climbed with him on several instances. Solid individual and climber. A true loss to the community... Ryan N
From Bellingham, WA
Joined May 21, 2009
183 points
Feb 22, 2013
My navigator keeps me from getting lost
Thank you for sharing this, Jon. My condolences.

I had the pleasure of meeting Jack once. As I was tying in next to him, I recall thinking, "Holy shit, that's Jack Roberts!" I expected so much gravitas and bravado. But, he was just a guy out having fun climbing...so chill and easy to talk to. Truly, a great man who will be missed by so many.
Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
Joined Jul 17, 2006
274 points
Feb 22, 2013
Mashers Tower
heartbreaking. thank you for sharing, very brave. Cornelius Jefferson
Joined Apr 5, 2006
163 points
Feb 22, 2013
Freedom
Thanks for posting Jon. Sounds like you did everything you could. Luke Mehall
From Durango, Colorado
Joined May 12, 2009
1,677 points
Feb 23, 2013
Pano of Choas in the P2 crux. Undercling-high-step...
Thank you for sharing your story. Sorry for your loss. TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Joined Jun 2, 2009
2,646 points
Feb 23, 2013
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Still missing you Jack.
Thanks Jon.

Best to you all,
-Jon
cheifitj
From Boulder, Colorado
Joined Jun 24, 2008
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Feb 23, 2013
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Thanks for sharing Mike Jones!
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Dec 13, 2009
5 points
Feb 23, 2013
Jon,
I posted up to you on ST, but figured this was on MP also. Thanks so much for sharing with the tribe. I know how hard this has been for you, and my heart goes out to you, amigo!
much love,
Pam (Roberts)
Pam Roberts
Joined Nov 1, 2010
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Feb 23, 2013
Thank you to all, most especially to Pam and Dane. We have had numerous chats about the accident and life, and felt it was appropriate to put this out there. I didn't cry writing this, but I'm tearing up reading everyone's comments .

Thank you.

Jon
Jon Miller on the WS
Joined Feb 20, 2008
16 points
Feb 23, 2013
Thanks for posting. Heartbreaking account. A loss for all of us. crankenstein
Joined Dec 20, 2005
19 points
Feb 23, 2013
A sad loss for our community. Thanks for sharing. I met Jack once, casually, in Ouray he was a friend of a friend. Super nice guy. Jon, try not to beat yourself over the head for decisions you made. You did the best you could in a surreal, extraordinary situation. Kudo's to you for trying your best. Condolences to you and Jack's family. Just Solo
From Colorado Springs
Joined Nov 13, 2003
23 points
Feb 23, 2013
Dreamweaver
EricSchmidt wrote:
No THEY'RE accidents. As in they are. Me fail enlish? Thats unpossible.


Quite possibly the douchiest time/place to be a grammar-dick.



To the OP, thank you for posting this.
Dave Bn
From Fort Collins, CO
Joined Jul 13, 2011
15 points
Feb 23, 2013
Cham '11
Part two, "The Last Lesson" is now up

coldthistle.blogspot.com/2013/...
Dane
Joined Jun 18, 2008
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