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right here, right now
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 29, 2015 - 12:40pm PT
Listen Up!
~50 minute interview.

Peter Haan is a key figure in Yosemite climbing history, the missing link if you will, between the Golden age guys who specialized in free climbing (Pratt/Sacherer/Kamps) and the Stonemasters.

He was mentored by Royal Robbins and in turn, influenced John Bachar. His peers were free climbing aces Barry Bates, Mark Klemens, and Chris Vandiver. Peter climbed extensively with Bridwell and also did the first solo ascent of the Salathe Wall. In 1971 Haan freed the Left Side of the Hourglass, which Bates & Wunsch revered as an eminent climb of its time.


Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 30, 2015 - 05:59am PT
Listened last night. Nice work Peter, dry insightful. Everyone should hear this.

Social climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 30, 2015 - 08:34am PT
Peter's a great guy.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Jan 30, 2015 - 08:38am PT
Really enjoyed hearing Peter muse about the magic and beauty of climbing - both doing it and being in amazing places. Gave a real feel for the time; late 60s to mid 70s in Yosemite.

Saw him climb once in the Valley around '75; he moved like a lion and really nice guy to be around. Couldn't get up the off-width on Pharoahs Beard and he dropped a rope and coached me up. Feel really lucky to have gotten a lesson in off-width climbing from Peter Haan!
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jan 30, 2015 - 09:31am PT

^^^ This one is a good listen as well

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 30, 2015 - 12:15pm PT
I miss Tarbuster here.

Although I had a great chat with him recently. BONUS!!

right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2015 - 02:43pm PT
Stay tuned folks!
Ricky Accomazzo is in the queue and gives his interview tonight!

Kudos to Peter Haan: he has the intellectual/philosophical background to show just exactly where our hearts really are with this whole climbing thing.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 30, 2015 - 05:33pm PT
It was good of you to post this, Tarbuster.
The "Roy" of whom they speak at 6:00, is that you?

Dear, dear Peter, I love the way you speak of the white granite we all love.

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Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2015 - 05:58pm PT
Yes Mouse, c'est moi.
hahaha. Good one Kevin!

right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2015 - 06:14pm PT
Check out Ricky Accomazzo, tonight on ClimbTalkRadio live 9pm Mountain Time!

Stream here:

(It will be archived on Sound Cloud by the middle of next week)

Social climber
Jan 30, 2015 - 07:00pm PT
hey there say, ... wow, tarbuster... missed this one... but wow, at least i DO know WHO this is, though, only from the taco, here... :)

would have liked to have heard this, but missed it...

say, so nice, again, seeing you here and sharing neat stuff...
happy good eve!

right here, right now
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 30, 2015 - 07:04pm PT
Neebs' ... Just go click on the link at the very top of the thread!
And a good eve to you cowgirl!

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 30, 2015 - 07:09pm PT
Thanks for the tip TarMan, enjoyed Peter's take on current affairs and keeping things in perspective in relation to the past. Wise words, but expected from such a cerebral and thoughtful man.

Look forward to Rick's interview tonight.
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