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Peater

Trad climber
Salt Lake City Ut.
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 15, 2016 - 05:01am PT
Credit: Peater


I've been on taco for 8 mo maybe. So I'm just at about 5.0 on the basic topics here.

But I recognize so many of the stories that I grew up with at Suicide and elsewhere. Many of the posters I could maybe guess who they are or are obvious like Largo. Others I can't.

For example Dee ee. She spells out my name exactly (which I don't mind at all) about sharing a route together but I can't remember. That's frustrating to me cause there were like only three woman climbers around then at Suicide.

Ekat, you posted my name once but I actually remembered you. I got you some packs from Wild X for field testing I think years ago.

Who's the third woman.

I know Guyman from way back and I know he remembers me but:
Sean C. Could do one arm mantles endlessly
Dick S. Made top secret stuff for the navy and his dad won the Nobel
Dave O. Too strong for his own good
John L. the African explorer and fearless on any route. He would do anything to get there
Dennis Astrophysicist, couldn't adequately explain to Dave O. why hemorrhoid medicine could not be applied with a pencil (the eraser end)
Mingo Fixed shot up US fighter planes during the VN war, Well itís got these big holes here so this other stuff gotís to go over here now.
Rich G. The trapeze catcher, walked the wire by the generator crack I think (long gone) just cause he could
Ed E. Always got himself in a fix climbing, and the same not climbing, Unfortunately often with me.
Bob. The taxi driver climber
Randy V. Wrote the book
Charles C. Who would knock your head off if you called him Chuck, or Chas. Itís Charles!
Fish. Not the real FISH the other one
FISH The real fish, the one with the cold slimy exterior but that makes the coldest slimbing gear
Troll If anyone has muscles in his sh#t he did. He picked up the barrels of sh#t and heaved them in the truck, not like the automatic contraptions we have now.
Ed L. Said he was going to open a nursery. OMG I thought: Peter Lorre comes to mind. Ok plants are ok. Not children.
Gib L. Unflappable, makes his own Jumars
Dibs Always back your van carefully as to not hit other cars.
Tobin S. Doesn't need a word more said, except he could eat two chili sizes in a sitting to get them for free.
Mike G. Could drill a bolt on a stance that I could hardly clip to
Richard H . Hmm which way
Rob M. Some star wars figure comes to mind
Ricky A. Ok I'm not going to die today
Dean F. Tying my feet to the rope seemed like a good idea at the time
Herb n Eve. Letís have a cup of coffee. Thatís ok we just need one cup
Mike n Mauri Letís go where there arenít any people
Dave E. I donít need a bolt yet
Dave S. Ok if you say so
Meica I never did a lay back before
Gary A Lets go to the space station or the iron door cave.
John B Good lead he said to me. Iíll never forget that
Jim W Go take some falls
Tom G Tom and Mike made quite the pair
Bill H Who couldn't turn on the heater in his car because of the dead mice in there. He worked for a lab and mice got out in his car regularly.

Who else

It seems like everyone knows everyone which is nice

Local story

Tom G was teased sometimes as "Te the Ho fra He" "Tom the homo from Hemet" . My next door neighbor who I'm not really buddies with (he's an anal retentive as#@&%e) but I have to put up with him and is named Tom. So I always think of him as "Te the Ho Fra He". I just learned that he is from Hemet, so he really is. And he's planning to move back there into a trailer park when he retires.


Hope I didn't offend anyone with my long rambling post and mentioning so many people. Or possibly anyone I forgot.

P


T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Dec 15, 2016 - 05:39am PT
Hint,
Dee ee is not a she.
eKat

climber
Dec 15, 2016 - 06:08am PT
Ekat, you posted my name once but I actually remembered you. I got you some packs from Wild X for field testing I think years ago.

HOLY SHIZZLE! INDEED YOU DID!

Get this. . . Jim and Katie are headed this way this winter. . .

OLD HOME WEEK, INDEED!

TOO COOL!

ox

Brockman
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Dec 15, 2016 - 07:08am PT
Doc Kwok on lead at Suicide Rock, June 2016
Doc Kwok on lead at Suicide Rock, June 2016
Credit: Spider Savage
Jeff Batten on Insomnia Crack, Suicide Rock, Summer 1987
Jeff Batten on Insomnia Crack, Suicide Rock, Summer 1987
Credit: Spider Savage
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Dec 15, 2016 - 08:08am PT
Tom is T the Ho from He, yes.

But the H is for HONE as is HONED.




get yer facts straight geeeez
dee ee

Mountain climber
Of THIS World (Planet Earth)
Dec 15, 2016 - 08:32am PT
Hey P, what or when was the route we shared bitd??? I have records and can check stuff.


Color me curious.



....and no, I'm not a she. I do have painted toenails right now though!!!LOL
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 15, 2016 - 09:21am PT
I do remember you....


nice list of folks.... many are around the TACO and some have, unfortunately, moved on to the other side of life.

Post up photos....

A way back shot.... Peater cranking.
A way back shot.... Peater cranking.
Credit: guyman

You...

Getting ready for another try at Rebolting...
Getting ready for another try at Rebolting...
Credit: guyman


Me ... in 1976 garb...

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Dec 15, 2016 - 09:30am PT
Dee ee is Dave Evans, Peater.
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 15, 2016 - 09:39am PT
Nice photos from the way back. Did you ever get Rebolting Guy? I tried that back in the day with Nabolsi and Bob Critchfield (for those who remember him). I got the first pitch, which wasn't too bad. Bob backed off the second, so I went up and couldn't commit to that horrendous clipping stance. Nabolsi said no way, so that was it.
Cragman

Trad climber
Mammoth and SLO.....Life is Good!!!
Dec 15, 2016 - 09:42am PT
My biggest whipper in 43 years of climbing was in the mid-80's, on the classic Suicide route, Rebolting Development.

On the second pitch, I had gotten up to the 3rd bolt, clipped a draw to it, and poppped....a 40+ footer. Got banged up a bit, and lowered down to the belay for some water. Anchored in, untied and pulled the rope through, then went back up again.

Got to the draw, and as soon as I lifted the rope to make the clip...POP!....off I went again, this time a little bit more controlled, but still some rash.

Back at the belay, my partner was pretty freaked out. I looked down to the base and could see my helmet on my pack. Told my partner maybe he should lower me and let me get it. He said, "If you go down, we go down."

Not wanting that, I pulled the rope through once more and went back up....and managed to actually make that clip while I was still moving, rather than stopped.

I sure was stoked to get that ascent, and wore the scars with pride.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 15, 2016 - 09:49am PT
Nice photos from the way back. Did you ever get Rebolting Guy? I tried that back in the day with Nabolsi and Bob Critchfield (for those who remember him). I got the first pitch, which wasn't too bad. Bob backed off the second, so I went up and couldn't commit to that horrendous clipping stance. Nabolsi said no way, so that was it.


I was never able to lead it.... almost hit the deck a few times.... I finally hooked up with E .... and followed it.
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Dec 15, 2016 - 01:10pm PT
So Peater is Wilkening? Nice to have you here!

I led many peeps up Rebolting. Great route.

Jan McCollum
Peater

Trad climber
Salt Lake City Ut.
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 15, 2016 - 08:20pm PT
Like I said I'm still Supertopo 5.0

I still don't know who most of the people are here by their screen names. Though I probably do know many of them from one point years ago.

Sorry Dave E about the gender misID. I don't remember the route we shared only that it was at Suicide and I noticed it in a post.

Sorry about "T the Ho fra He" gaff.I have much respect for that guy. Especially his Needles routes with Mike. Well my neighbor is still Tom the Homo from Hemet.

Ekat: I'm out of the business now but I managed to see Jim and Gregg at the OR show a couple years ago. Tell Jim Hi for me.

G Gnome, Yeah Wilkening is me. Good to meet you again here. I'm totally surprised that anybody knows my last name but I've seen it crop up here 3 of 4 times now.

eKat

climber
Dec 16, 2016 - 04:47am PT
I'll certainly say hi for you.

Ya know. . . the last time we saw each other was at Curtis VanBriesen and Jessica Perrin's wedding at Mammoth Mountain Inn. . . WHOA. . . that was decades ago!

:-)

bajaandy

climber
Escondido, CA
Dec 16, 2016 - 07:25am PT
Bump for climbing content! Kim A. and I on Rebolting, mid 80's.

Rebolting Development, mid 80's.
Rebolting Development, mid 80's.
Credit: bajaandy
john bald

climber
Dec 16, 2016 - 07:25am PT
Peater......Good to see you checking in with the old crowd.
I've enjoyed reading your stories!
Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Dec 16, 2016 - 08:37am PT
Peater

Peter Wilkening
No kidding, go tell
I'm still backup challenged
As you remembered so well

Backed over a shopping cart
Just the other day
What can I say
It was just in my way

I remember a cave
You said was your abode
Was there indoor plumbing
Or a working camode?

Your craftsmanship was artful
Your climbing was too
But memory fails me
As most others do

Do you still climb with Pope?
Tell him I said hello
Not the one in the Vatican
But the Mike we all know

And I'm leery to mention
All my of faux pas and bifs
Almost decking was less regretful
Than my more egregious gifts

It's been so long in the past
And I cherish the best
The good climbers and friendships
We all put to the test

And it's so good to see here
The survivors of those days
And that Peater was Peter
Who was part of all the craze

Of the Stonemaster legend
And the routes on the stone
At JT and Humber, brother
Just another mothers son

-dibs,
aka here as bushman
Anxious Melancholy

Mountain climber
Between the Depths of Despair & Heights of Folly
Dec 16, 2016 - 10:17am PT
Weeping Wall traffic
Napping at the bealy is my secret pleasure
Fun in the Sun
Fun in the Sun
Credit: Anxious Melancholy
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Dec 16, 2016 - 12:39pm PT
Credit: TYeary
Credit: TYeary
A few obscure routes
TY
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 16, 2016 - 01:27pm PT
One of my favorite memories I have of the place is the Sunday- late afternoon weeping wall hang. People would migrate over to the base and we would all hang out and "see" each other. This is how route info was shared, climbing plans made and new partners/friendships started.....

That is one of the things I really miss about the old daze.... the internet is not the same.

Pete... you might like this

http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/406102/suicide-tahquitz

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