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Brad Gobright Bio – Brad Gobright Wiki

Brad Gobright was an American free solo climber. He had received international acclaim for his daring free solo climbs and for having set a new speed record on The Nose up El Capitan in 2017 with Jim Reynolds.

In June 2015 together with Mason Earle he made the first free ascent of The Heart Route, while in 2016 he and Scott Bennett climbed Zodiac, The Nose and Lurking Fear in less than 24 hours. In 2018 he climbed what is known as the Yosemite Triple, Mt Watkins, El Cap and Half Dome in a day with Reynolds, and he also became one of the few who have managed to climb Salathé Wall free in a single day. Earlier this spring he completed single-day free ascents of The Shaft, El Niño Pineapple Express and Golden Gate.

Brad Gobright Age

He was 31 years old.

Brad Gobright Climbing Accident – Brad Gobright Death

Brad Gobright died on November 27, 2019 attempting to descend down the side of a cliff face in El Portero Chico, Mexico, a popular rock climbing destination in northern Mexico.

Gobright was traveling with fellow American climber Aidan Jacobson, who shared on Instagram on Nov. 13 that he was heading to the mountain for three weeks.

Alex Honnold paid tribute to the climber in an Instagram post. He wrote, “I’m so sorry to hear that @bradgobright just died in a climbing accident. He was such a warm, kind soul – one of a handful of partners that I always loved spending a day with. I suppose there’s something to be said about being safe out there and the inherent risks in climbing but I don’t really care about that right now. I’m just sad for Brad and his family. And for all of us who were so positively affected by his life. So crushing. Brad was a real gem of a man. For all his strengths and weaknesses (like his insanely strong fingers, or living out of a Honda Civic…) at the core he was just a good guy. I guess there’s nothing really to say. I’m sad. The climbing world lost a true light. Rest in peace…”

 

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I’m so sorry to hear that @bradgobright just died in a climbing accident. He was such a warm, kind soul – one of a handful of partners that I always loved spending a day with. I suppose there’s something to be said about being safe out there and the inherent risks in climbing but I don’t really care about that right now. I’m just sad for Brad and his family. And for all of us who were so positively affected by his life. So crushing. Brad was a real gem of a man. For all his strengths and weaknesses (like his insanely strong fingers, or living out of a Honda Civic…) at the core he was just a good guy. I guess there’s nothing really to say. I’m sad. The climbing world lost a true light. Rest in peace…

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Alice Hafer wrote, “I don’t really know how to believe this or what to say. My good friend and best climbing partner I’ve ever had, @bradgobright is no longer with us. He was an amazing person, more driven and psyched than anyone I’ve ever known. He had a magic about him on the rock, unlike anyone I’ve ever met. He was so supportive and encouraging, always pushing me harder and believing in me. I can’t believe that not even a few weeks ago he was sitting next to me as we drove home from Arizona. I’ll cherish those moments always. He will be so missed, forever. Love you always Brad.”

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Flashback from last March when I was at The Creek for a month. This is an amazing tower route called The Kokanee Corner. A three pitch line that goes up the east face of the King of Pain tower in the Bridger Jacks. It was first done by Andrew Boyd and then later free climbed by Hayden Kennedy. This route along with the Carbondale Short Bus (another Hayden route) were my main goals for the trip. Not much is known about the Kokanee Corner and it has yet to see a second free ascent. The climbing is as hard as it is spectacular and it totally shut me down, even after a good amount of effort. The second pitch is where all the hardest climbing is at. The first half is bolted and the second half is protected by micro cams that are terrifying to fall on. It was certainly the hardest sandstone climbing that I’ve ever tried. That’s classic Hayden, secretly free climbing one of the most badass routes in the desert. Well it definitely kicked my butt and thats no secret. Photo by @samuelcrossley

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