ElCap Report 5/19/14

We lost a great man and friend to all, yesterday, as Richie Copeland fell to his death on the approach to Liberty Cap.  This has been a rough year for Yosemite climbers as Sean Leary was killed base jumping in March.  If you have been reading the Report, these past years, you know what fine men these friends were. I will see if I can get together some photos and such for each of these unique men who left us far too early.  We here in Yosemite are just crushed by the loss of these men.... both were one of a kind and we won't see the likes of them again...

Tom Evans 5/19/14

RIP Richie

Richie taught me how to boulder when I was nothing but a naive Bear Girl living in Camp 4. I was so lucky to have such an incredible mentor in my early climbing career. I could always count on seeing him during my daily slacklining, his presence announced in the form of his portable speakers and genuine laughter.

He will be greatly missed amongst his global Yosemite family.


Richie Copeland's Death

Do you have any information on what happened?