Brad Gobright, 31, dies in climbing accident yesterday

Brad Gobright was best known for his free soloing, but the reports coming in are that he died in a simul-rapping accident in which he and his partner did not have knots tied in the ends of their 80-meter rope. From what I understand, his partner rapped off the end of the rope, sending Gobright into a free fall and Gobright missed a ledge that may have otherwise saved his life on the way down. Gobright’s body has not yet been recovered to my knowledge. Alex Honnold expressed his sadness over Brad Gobright’s death on social media. Gobright was only 31 years old. A full article and current information about the accident can be found on Rock and Ice’s website.

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