A San Diego climber, Bryan Rockwood, 49, was killed on July 12 while climbing near Tahquitz Peak in Idyllwild.
Rockwood was climbing the northern face of Lily Rock, a popular climbing spot, around 11 a.m. when witnesses reported rocks tumbling from the cliff and Rockwood was seen hanging unconscious from the face. Firefighters recovered his body and pronounced him dead at the scene.
He was an avid climber and marathon runner, having run many marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2012, according to his death announcement.
Rockwood is survived by his wife; Heidi Rockwood of San Diego, CA, his daughter Courtney Rockwood of Manhattan, NY, his parents Stephen Rockwood (Cheryl) of San Diego, Jane Andrews (Larry) of Sierra Vista AZ, sister Susan Lofgreen (Derek) of Louisville CO, and her two sons, Joshua and Ryan and his stepbrothers; Michael Bryant of Denver, CO, and Matthew Andrews of AZ and several uncles, aunts and cousins.
He loved the outdoors, particularly the Canyon Lands area of Utah where he loved to hike and explore. At his request his ashes will be scattered in these National Parks.