Jack Roberts Dies on Bridal Veil Falls
Posted on: January 17, 2012
"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: