Brad Gobright, one of the most accomplished free solo climbers in the world, died today, Wednesday, November 27, in an accident in El Potrero Chico, Mexico. He was 31, and raised in Orange County, CA.
At 3:40 pm, Brad Gobright and his partner Aiden Jacobson, 26, were simul-rappelling the seventh pitch on El Sendero Luminoso, a 15-pitch 5.12+ multi pitch on the front side of the El Toro formation. According to Gino, who was three pitches (approximately 100 meters) above, Gobright and Jacobson were using an 80-meter rope and they had not tied knots in the end. Gobright rappelled off the end of his rope.