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Trad climber
not very much, recently.
May 27, 2010 - 02:44am PT
Another one I've been saving to read... This one was in the bottle for a while and was well worth it.

PC is definitely an inspiration to me. He seems so down to earth and genuinely interested in others, regardless of their abilities. Not a bad thing to aspire to for anyone.

Thanks for posting IHP.


May 27, 2010 - 03:20am PT
I used to cross paths with Peter a lot, and could say a bunch of positive things about him. One thing that always struck me was how excited and enthusiastic he was about my climbing. He always seemed way more interested in asking me what I had been up to than telling me what he had been up to. He turned me on to a number of 'off the radar' climbs and climbing areas, encouraged me to jump on big routes about which I was uncertain, regaled us with stories in Josh, and just generally made a great impression. Class act.


Where the Froude number often >> 1
May 28, 2010 - 12:52am PT
Fantastic article. What an inspiration Peter is to climbing, mountains, and the general expression of 'redlining the fun meter' in life.

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
May 28, 2010 - 01:08am PT
Watched him free solo Crying Time Again on Lembert. He was smooth, graceful, controlled...I was in awe.

Boulder climber
santa cruz, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 12:56pm PT
Bump to fill the front page with a little more radness. and less lame.

and 'cause this guy is freakin awesome!

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Feb 8, 2011 - 01:12pm PT
Brilliant. Thank you.

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Feb 8, 2011 - 01:19pm PT
Don't you think PC is a "classy" guy? I always really admire the understated types, which is what he seems to be. He seems to be a man of integrity. Nice!

Bay Area, CA
Feb 8, 2011 - 02:02pm PT
Peter is a great guy, in addition to being a great climber. He spent a couple of winters in the early 90's escaping the ditch, down in Copperopolis. He spent those winters climbing at Jailhouse with Dave Schultz, and put up some fun routes while he was there.

He's donated a day of his guided climbing for the Access Fund Unlock Jailhouse event. We're auctioning that off tomorrow night. If you're interested and can't make the event, but want to bid on it, send me an email with your max bid and we'll submit it for you.

Event details and other stuff being auctioned off here:

Wade Icey

Trad climber
Feb 12, 2011 - 12:14am PT
Credit: Wade Icey
noal elkins

Feb 12, 2011 - 12:32am PT
Great interview. There's another great article in an issue of Climbing from around '88 or '89 with him stemming a corner on the cover. Anybody out there got it and want to post it up?
john hansen

Feb 12, 2011 - 12:55am PT
Peter has posted here on super topo a few times,, here's looking forward to more.
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Feb 12, 2011 - 01:02am PT
I had never read that interview before so thank you, IHP, for posting that. Thank you to those who bumped this recently too as I did not see it the first time around.
I always enjoy the footage of and interviews with Master Croft on climbing documentaries.

Social climber
olympia, wa
May 19, 2011 - 02:13am PT
Finally got to read this. Thanks for posting it, so many great articles were printed that I only find here.

Social climber
May 19, 2011 - 03:34am PT
"Born on May 18th, 1958"...

Happy Birthday!!

Trad climber
May 19, 2011 - 01:16pm PT
Peter is the Man!

It is really awesome to see someone who loves climbing for climbing and not to become some glory whore like so many climbers nowadays---No selling out, no climbing arches in National Parks, no spewing crap, and not becomeing a human advertisement.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Feb 11, 2012 - 04:18pm PT
From Mountain 143 (January/February 1992)


Jan 4, 2013 - 03:33am PT
Big bump! Thanks for that last article Ed, must have been some major political issues happening when u first posted it!

Sport climber
Jan 4, 2013 - 01:57pm PT
Excellent articles - thanks for posting!

Gym climber
Berkeley, CA
Jan 4, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
Thanks for posting those

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Jan 4, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
All of those links up are really inspiring me. In lieu of being fast and strong and bold and agile and all of that other stuff that Peter Croft seems to have in spades, I've come up with a link-up more my speed.

Ride bike to the liquor store (maybe pop up a wheelie or two on the way) while holding a basketball. Ride home with no hands while holding the case of beer and the basketball. But don't ride straight home. Stop at the park and do three sets of 10 pullups. Then do bar dips while holding case of beer between knees. Take hackey sack out of pocket and kick until you get a good sweat going. Shoot 25 free throws (hustle in-between shots). Run (don't walk) back to the bike. Ride home (again no-handed). Cool down with a cool one.
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