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By Jon Miller on the WS
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

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By Alec
Feb 22, 2013
Stairway to Heaven, pitch three, Provo Canyon, UT
Thanks for posting. I had always wondered what happened.

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By Jon H
From Boulder
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.

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By SteveZ
From Denver, CO
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.

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By Andrew Mayer
Feb 22, 2013
top of mt. lady washington - rmnp
Wow. thank you for sharing

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By Adam Winters
Administrator
From the Shire
Feb 22, 2013
Red-tail Hawk, Buttermilks
Thank you for posting, Jon.

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By Cale Hoopes
From Sammamish, WA
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!

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By Ryan N
From San Louis Obispo
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...

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By Crag Dweller
From New York, NY
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.

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By CJC
Feb 22, 2013
heartbreaking. thank you for sharing, very brave.

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By Luke Mehall
From Durango, Colorado
Feb 22, 2013
Freedom
Thanks for posting Jon. Sounds like you did everything you could.

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By TomCaldwell
From Clemson, S.C.
Feb 23, 2013
Me on One Pitch Wonder at Whitesides.  Photo credits to Kyle Jones and his lucky anti-rain jacket.
Thank you for sharing your story. Sorry for your loss.

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By cheifitj
From Boulder, Colorado
Feb 23, 2013
Casual Route Pitch 3  <br />Photo by Mark Cushman
Still missing you Jack.
Thanks Jon.

Best to you all,
-Jon

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By Mike Jones!
From Fort Collins, CO
Feb 23, 2013
pic
Thanks for sharing

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By Pam Roberts
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)

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By Jon Miller on the WS
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

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By crankenstein
Feb 23, 2013
Thanks for posting. Heartbreaking account. A loss for all of us.

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By Just Solo
From Colorado Springs
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.

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By Dave Bn
From Fort Collins, CO
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.

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By Dane
Feb 23, 2013
Cham '11
Part two, "The Last Lesson" is now up

coldthistle.blogspot.com/2013/...

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