RIP Roger Linfield

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RIP Roger Linfield

Post by quaternion » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:01 am

Although he wasn't very active on 14ers.com, many of us here knew him. Roger Linfield passed away earlier this month after an 8 month battle with cancer. Roger had completed all of Colorado's 13ers, and was well on his way to completing Colorado's 12ers. He may have been the first person to lead climb all of the technical 13ers (including Lizard Head) in the process of completing the 13ers; if not, then he was a member of a very elite group of climbers.

Roger came to peak-bagging from rock climbing: he has dozens of first ascents to his name in Joshua Tree. He was an avid birder. He had a PhD in astronomy. He was simply a very interesting guy. Roger was always willing to provide information to others about obscure, or not-so-obscure, peaks, and more than once he repeated a climb in order to help somebody else reach a summit that was outside their comfort zone.

For those of you who got to hike with Roger over the years, I hope you can find an opportunity this Thanksgiving to remember the time you got to enjoy with him...
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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by jasayrevt » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:16 am

Thank you for posting about this so our Colorado mountaineering community here knows about his passing after succumbing to cancer. It is clear he had an abundantly positive impact. And, that he appreciated life in the great outdoors, too.

RIP, Roger Linfield
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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by bmcqueen » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:20 am

He was definitely a legend. RIP Roger.
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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by TomPierce » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:21 am

Very sorry to read of this. I didn't know him but knew of his record on technical peaks. Sounds like he was a great, interesting guy. RIP,

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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by Kiefer » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:22 am

jasayrevt wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:16 am
Thank you for posting about this so our Colorado mountaineering community here knows about his passing after succumbing to cancer. It is clear he had an abundantly positive impact. And, that he appreciated life in the great outdoors, too.

RIP, Roger Linfield
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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by CaptCO » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:26 am

RIP Dr. Linfield
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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by nyker » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:28 am

Sorry to hear about this, sounds like someone I could have learned a lot from.
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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by 12ersRule » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:32 am

I met him working an aid station at the Quad Rock ultra near Ft Collins maybe 6-7 years back. I was amazed to have met someone who was wrapping up the Colorado 13ers right next to me. He was so modest about his accomplishments too. I had no idea that he had all those FAs in Joshua Tree too, wow!

He attended at least one of the end of the year climbing gatherings in Golden that I can remember. Great guy! He will be missed!
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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by DArcyS » Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:37 am

Thank you for passing this information along. I've seen his name on plenty of registers, and I had a chance encounter with him in the backcountry. Sorry to hear of his passing.
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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by John Prater » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:10 am

I'm so sorry to hear this. Condolences to his family and friends. I never got out with Roger, but I used to see him very regularly on Boulder's Green Mountain in the mornings. Always enjoyed chatting with him for a bit up there.
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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by nunns » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:18 am

All of those 13er completers have my mad respect!!!
Very sorry to hear about his death.

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Re: RIP Roger Linfield

Post by Bombay2Boulder » Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:39 am

Very sad to hear about this. I never met him nor knew him personally, but he put a lot of registers in the San Juans, especially on obscure 13ers.
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