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drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Jan 12, 2010 - 09:42am PT
I feel like some french fries.
gonzo chemist

climber
the Twilight Zone of someone else's intentions
Jan 12, 2010 - 01:50pm PT
I can't believe all this Palin crap has got 3 new threads and 150+ total posts, But Sir Croft's interview has only 21! What a cool article. PC is a really inspirational climber; and the tales of his exploits and boundless enthusiasm for the sport are the stuff of legend.


I love his quote, "how can this much fun not cost anything and not be illegal." I've wondered the same thing on my simple little cragging days. I can't imagine doing those crazy long days and monster link-ups. What a hoot!

I also love the story of how after he soloed the Rostrum the first time, he returned the following morning to do it AGAIN because on his first burn he put his hand through the sling for that one smear move, and he said it just didn't feel right. Talk about some lofty ethics!

Thanks for posting up IHP.


-Nick
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Redlands
Jan 12, 2010 - 02:23pm PT
Some of us can't read it (firewall blocks any photobucket, flickr, etc).
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2010 - 02:27pm PT
...yoazz... (or others)

Any suggestions? I sure will not be transcribing!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Jan 12, 2010 - 03:25pm PT
PC - a class act.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 12, 2010 - 10:14pm PT
Peter is a shining star! Solid in every way that matters!

Thanks for posting this up.
TripleS_in_EBs

Trad climber
Poulsbo, WA
Jan 13, 2010 - 10:52am PT
Got to agree that this is the kind of thread I go to SuperTopo for (not the raging "is to" "is not" "yeah huh" us vs. them threads). These are the ones that inspire and lift us up. In that spirit, here's a pic that transports me to sun warmed rock high up in Tuolumne with a fellow climber that was, and always seems to be, so enthusiastic about every little thing having to do with mountains and climbing. Good day, it was.
Sir Peter wearing the Medlicott grin
Sir Peter wearing the Medlicott grin
Credit: TripleS_in_EBs


matty

Trad climber
los arbor
Jan 13, 2010 - 12:22pm PT
"Some of us can't read it (firewall blocks any photobucket, flickr, etc). "


The firewall at my work blocks those sites, but knott photos uploaded to supertopo directly...maybe uploading here will solve things.
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2010 - 12:56pm PT
I have started uploading directly WHENEVER POSSIBLE... however, sometimes I wait, and wait, and wait and the image never uploads so I jump onto an external site.

Why the delay sometimes? Anyone know?
gonzo chemist

climber
the Twilight Zone of someone else's intentions
Jan 13, 2010 - 02:06pm PT
hopefully this will help. we'll see...


Credit: gonzo chemist

Credit: gonzo chemist

Credit: gonzo chemist

Credit: gonzo chemist

Credit: gonzo chemist
Ihateplastic

Trad climber
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 13, 2010 - 02:48pm PT
Thanks!
the pretender

Trad climber
Quartz Hill, CA
Jan 13, 2010 - 04:10pm PT
What a humble, solid guy - best of the best
matty

Trad climber
los arbor
Jan 13, 2010 - 06:10pm PT
Thanks now I can see it;)
seneca

climber
jamais, jamais pays
Jan 13, 2010 - 10:09pm PT
This is NOT the end of the climb. You HAVE to go to the top. Summits DO matter.
You've got to love that guy.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Jan 13, 2010 - 10:22pm PT
Does anyone get the french fry reference?
TripleS_in_EBs

Trad climber
Poulsbo, WA
Jan 14, 2010 - 02:18am PT
French Fries.

You've got to read one of the many side-splitting stories in The Good, the Great, and the Awesome to understand that one.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Jan 14, 2010 - 09:34am PT
TripleS- I'm glad SOMEONE gets it.
Sheesh!
susu

Trad climber
East Bay, CA
Jan 14, 2010 - 11:53pm PT
He represents the best of what climbing can be. Went to his slideshow years ago and was throughly inspired eventhough his accomplishments are way beyond my imagining... Still, he has this infectious love for climbing and relates this passion in a down-to-earth, meaningful way. I remember him talking about how great it is to be like a kid playing all day outdoors, balanced with seriousness regarding risk and scrupulous honesty for purity of ethic. Definitely an undersung hero.
TripleS_in_EBs

Trad climber
Poulsbo, WA
Jan 18, 2010 - 03:46am PT
A photo that brings to mind the kind of day where the movement over amazing rock, the stunning Sierra scenery, and the discovery of new terrain all combine to put a smile on your face.
Croft on Cardinal Pinnacle granite
Croft on Cardinal Pinnacle granite
Credit: TripleS_in_EBs
Pate

Trad climber
Feb 7, 2010 - 02:27pm PT
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