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Jack Roberts Dies on Bridal Veil Falls

“All that has changed [since 1979] is that every year deposits another layer of scar tissue over the hot ember that still burns today. I climb because I need to feel that heat.”–Jack Roberts, Alpinist 20

Jack Roberts, 59, of Boulder, Colorado, died after falling from Bridal Veil Falls on January 15. It is reported that he fell sixty feet from the second pitch and that he died of cardiac arrest during rescue.

Over the course of his forty-year climbing career, Roberts climbed notable routes on the walls of Yosemite, new ice and mixed routes in Colorado and major alpine lines in Alaska. He is greatly missed.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
For more about Jack Roberts please see the links below:

“Jack Roberts: A Tribute” From Climbing Magazine’s Dougald MacDonald.

“Arctic Discipline” By Jack Roberts, from the 1997 AAJ.

Jack Roberts’ account of The Timeless Face, on Mt. Huntington, from Alpinist 20.

“Jack Roberts It Has Been An Honor.” – Pete Tapley

“Jack Roberts Climber.” From Dane Burns / ColdThistle.