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Vale - Ted Cais
Ithomas
21-Dec-2019
9:44:13 AM
My friend Ted Cais died yesterday.

He lived in USA since 1975 and is probably the best unknown climber that Australia has ever produced. He craved adventure. He thought about ethics. He worked out. He was a master boulderer. He was an off-width monster.

Significant first and second ascents abound. Think about climbs like The Infinity, The Minotaur, Clockwork Orange, Venom, Juggernaut, Conquistidor, Flameout, Clemency and many more - lots more.
Observers were always astounded at his strength and his technical footwork.

In the US he established a reputation at the Gunks where his partner was the legendary John Stannard. He was admired by the uber-hero of bouldering, John Gill.

Ted was a research chemist who specialised in the development of compounds which stung, stank or stained. His early mentor was the legendary Bert Salmon, his early idol was the bold Les Wood, his mid career partner was Rick White, his lifetime idol was Bryden Allen and his best friend was Mike Meadows.

Vale Ted Cais.
dalai
21-Dec-2019
11:32:30 AM
Sincerest condolences Ian.

I came across Ted's name when I was researching for a book on Australian bouldering history I was looking to write. Was impressed by what he did and places he bouldered and climbed.

For those who don't know the name and have an interest in the golden era of climbing in Australia, I recommend googling the name and read Ted's tripod webpages for a glimpse.

Bouldering history

IdratherbeclimbingM9
21-Dec-2019
12:47:53 PM
Iím sorry to hear this news, and I too add my condolences for Tedís family and friends.
Mortality is a bugga, no matter the legacy we leave... though Iíve enjoyed some of his routes and hopefully will get to do some of his others before I join him in the hereafter.
wombby
22-Dec-2019
7:30:46 AM
Very sad news Ian :-(
Whilst i never had the honour of meeting him, his legend lives on.
Most will remember him for the legendary stuff he did at Frog, but i remember him for the legendary stuff he did at Maroon.
;-(

Miguel75
24-Dec-2019
4:21:22 AM
Sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you, his family and loved ones.

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