Rest in Peace My Dear Jim Pettigrew :-(


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Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 8, 2017 - 11:39am PT
Sadness on sadness!

Just heard from my sweet friend, Cathleen, in Mammoth. Pettigrew died yesterday out on a bike ride.

He and I went all the way back to 1968. I loved that little PeetyBrew, as I called him. I have some really funny stories about him. Maybe we should all post up what we can. They will be wonderful comfort to his family.

I'm thinking of you, WonderBraun. . . I know you were close to him.

Gomez, can you let Bridwell know? Pretty please? The last e addy I had on him was bad. Thanks.

Gramicci needs to know, too!

T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Oct 8, 2017 - 11:47am PT
Sorry to hear this eKat.

My condolences to family, friends and tribe.

Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2017 - 11:50am PT
Thanks, Tad!


Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2017 - 11:51am PT
Where's Dale Boy? Somebody's got to let him know, too. My last E addy for him is 7 years old.


Oct 8, 2017 - 11:53am PT
I assume this is his:
Don Lauria

Trad climber
Bishop, CA
Oct 8, 2017 - 11:58am PT
Pettigrew was a wonderful friend. What a shock.

He always had a smile on his face. That's the way I'll always remember him.

My condolences to his wife and the rest of his family.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 8, 2017 - 12:07pm PT
I liked Jim. He grew on you.

Met him in C4 in '68 along with the usual suspects.

Easily one of the most mellow characters there in C4 at the turn of the decade.

eKat, my's a shock, it really is, that this has happened.

Tempus fugit.

Topic Author's Reply - Oct 8, 2017 - 12:27pm PT
PeetyBrew posted up as himself, here on TheTaco and made some worthwhile contributions to our tribe.

I just swiped the only photo in his profile. I'm postin' it up, right now. . . it seems fitting:

photo not found
Missing photo ID#512560
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 8, 2017 - 12:57pm PT
so sorry to hear this,
I met Jim though Roger and at The Nose anniversary in the Valley.

my condolences to his family and friends.

November 2008 <br/>
left to right: Roger, Werner, Merry, Ellie and Jim
November 2008
left to right: Roger, Werner, Merry, Ellie and Jim
Credit: Ed Hartouni

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Oct 8, 2017 - 01:11pm PT
Really sorry ...Shocked...Condolences to Jim's family...I was at one of his job sites yesterday and asking the condo manager how Pettigrew was doing...Jim's trailer was there...Totally sucks...

Trad climber
Whitefish Mt
Oct 8, 2017 - 01:59pm PT
Please, someone tell me this is not true, love you bro.

Social climber
Oct 8, 2017 - 02:21pm PT
Just talked to him when I was on the East side last month.

Shocked that he went when so much more to do and see.

Rest in piece Jim

eKat will post some photos shot back in the late 70's

ron gomez

Trad climber
Oct 8, 2017 - 02:40pm PT
Sad news.
EKat, I don't have your contact info, got Dean the info you are looking for.
Credit: ron gomez

Edit: left message with Mike and spoke with The Bird.

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Oct 8, 2017 - 02:47pm PT

This is sad news. I have a great photo of him in Camp 4, giving me the finger, ( all in jest), at Camp 4, back in perhaps 1973-4, can't remember.
He was sitting next to Henry Barber, right after Henry soloed the Steck/Salathe. I really need to get those slides scanned!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 8, 2017 - 03:06pm PT
That is some very unwelcome news...damn.
The man was an old school powerhouse as a climber.
The Warbler

the edge of America
Oct 8, 2017 - 03:11pm PT

Jim was one of the boys back then, many good times went down amongst us.

Really sorry to hear this news

Jim had a hot temper, but most of the time he was a fun loving all around good guy to hang out with.

I hope his passing was merciful

RIP brother


Tiptoeing through the chilly waters of life
Oct 8, 2017 - 03:20pm PT
I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend, Kath.
Especially so just doesn't seem real.
Deepest sympathy to Jim's family and friends.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 8, 2017 - 03:55pm PT
Jim and Dave Yerian enjoying a chance meeting and catching up on life ...
Jim and Dave Yerian enjoying a chance meeting and catching up on life at the Mobile in Lee Vining a year or two ago.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Prayers and condolences along with much sympathy to Jim's loved ones, family and friends. Unexpected loss is a tough one, but sometimes dying doing is better than other ways to leave this planet. I am so sorry. Peace, lynne.
wayne w

Trad climber
the nw
Oct 8, 2017 - 04:08pm PT
Such sad news, RIP Jim.

An aside, yes Steve A, do get those slides scanned. After 25 years they start to lose their color. I have had really great results using

Trad climber
crack addict
Oct 8, 2017 - 04:11pm PT
Jim was a great guy. In the early 70's, if he was in one of his moods, you were wise to steer clear. He could be as unpredictable as an African honey badger......
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