Pete Schoerner would have been 55 today....RIP my friend.

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Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:35am PT
Salute!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 29, 2013 - 12:47pm PT
Didn't know him Crag, but my thoughts are with you for the loss of your friend, and with his family for their loss. We always must move forward, but forever there is that exquisite haunting of those that didn't come with us.

Susan
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 29, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
These threads make me wonder "What if" ....

Crag, I am sorry for your loss, but some how happy for you. You had a good friend and you guys did things together that made the bond of friendship real and everlasting. Not many people are luckey enuf to find that.

Pete. Sorry I never got to meet you.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Jan 29, 2013 - 02:37pm PT
Sorry to see that such a wonderful person had passed Dean. Deep respect for you folks keeping the mans memory alive.
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Jan 29, 2013 - 03:44pm PT
It's hard to believe it has been so long since Pete's death. What a great guy and fun person to ski with. I am glad we got to spend time with him and his family. Yup, I miss him....
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
We're all so fortunate to share an amazing sport....a lifestyle....being able to access places that most people in this life never will....and be able to see the world from that perspective, while all others simply look up and wonder.

When the joy of all that goes horribly wrong, and you watch one of your party die in a most horrible way...well....you cannot help but have a change of perspective. Suddenly, climbing seems so incredibly irrelevant in comparison to the grief that goes out like a wave on a placid pond, disrupting so many lives, including your own.

With luck, drive and passion for the sport, the desire returns, and you set your minds on summits once again....with the caveat that the vivid memory of a friend dying tempers you just enough to keep you ever mindful that this game that we play, has most dire consequences.

Climbing is only relevant, if you return home to those whom you love...and more importantly...who love and need you more than any mountain is worth.

Climb safe,

Dean Rosnau
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
I should have mentioned that Flanders and Christian Pondella attempted to climb the Pap Smear two weeks ago. They found VERY difficult climbing just to access the crux fang, which was running with WAY too much water to be safe.

The route fell down about 5 days ago.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 29, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
Pete's death left a hole in the Eastside's soul that is overflowing with the love you share, Crag!

oxoxoxo
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 29, 2013 - 08:12pm PT
Thanks, Kath....he was a gift to all of us.
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 29, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
As are you, my friend, as are you!
jstan

climber
Jan 29, 2013 - 10:34pm PT
I should have mentioned that Flanders and Christian Pondella attempted to climb the Pap Smear two weeks ago. They found VERY difficult climbing just to access the crux fang, which was running with WAY too much water to be safe.

The route fell down about 5 days ago.

We people look only at the present moment. That's a neat route. I want to climb it.

Because of his incredible courage in overcoming what happened to him, Doug has actually become an inspiration to us all. That fact is not unimportant.

When he looked at the route sluiced with unusual amounts of water (lubricant), in a better world he would have said, "This is a net negative. In the larger view. So I'll take a pass."

But I guess this isn't the way we are built.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 29, 2013 - 11:49pm PT
... the crux fang, which was running with WAY too much water to be safe.
Hard to belive there was running water anywhere in Mono County during that cold snap.
Flanders!

Trad climber
June Lake, CA
Jan 30, 2013 - 12:31am PT

After ALL these years that memory is still very clear. My friend Pete was
one amazing person, his skill, his love of family and commenity and on and on. That we hear in June Lake can look up to that spot, see it every day,
is a good thing, a good way to remember our friend Pete, one of the BEST

Doug Nidever ,aka Flanders
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