Pass the Piton Pete: Is A Tosser

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hootowl

Mountain climber
VA
Oct 3, 2012 - 04:54pm PT
I too was shocked to hear of Pete's customary method of getting his bags down after one of his epic wall ascents. How has this NOT been reported to Park Police or a ranger so that he can get cited just like the poor fool Chris whats-his-name that tried to rap off El Cap and got ripped (including by Pete)? Everyone was so incensed that young Chris and his clueless partner endangered YOSAR etc. in having to be rescued. Well, Pete's exploits are 10,000 times more dangerous and risky to many more than YOSAR. How can he chime in with lectures to Hudon and others about safe practices and ethics on El Cap and yet repeatedly toss his bags off the top of the cliff? He's the worst kind of hypocrite and it's a miracle no one has been hurt or killed by his selfish lazy actions.
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Oct 3, 2012 - 05:06pm PT
Does anyone know a rhyme or a reason?

Maybe enroute he gotta broke back and he couldn't carry his shite down?
Or
Maybe he quit climbing all together and hucked his shite out of despair?

Anyway, it sounds like a yard sale. how much for the Porta ledge?

Jus Wonder'in
BB
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:05pm PT
or...maybe he didn't think he'd get ratted out by his brethren.

Randal Hassen

Gym climber
Sacramento
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:12pm PT
What did he expect, he was already called out on it once.

That is certainly the Canadian in him.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:14pm PT
Quote Maybe enroute he gotta broke back and he couldn't carry his shite down?

I can't quit ewe.
Jolly Roger

Trad climber
here and there
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2012 - 07:17pm PT
I personally thin it's great that the climbing community can try to keep people accountable. We don't need LEO's. We just need Booty Pirates
WBraun

climber
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:18pm PT
That is certainly the Canadian in him.


What's Canadian got to do with it?

What a stupid thing to say.

You have to be a total idiot to throw your bags off these days.

It's been against the law for years.

Pete already knows the law since he reads and posts to this site along with all
the seasons he's been active climbing on El Cap along with people calling him out about doing it.
slodog

Trad climber
ontario canada
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:21pm PT
this is not an issue of nationality!!!
Jolly Roger

Trad climber
here and there
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2012 - 07:23pm PT
Apparently Pete has seen the light, and will not be tossing in the near future.
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:24pm PT

I personally thin it's great that the climbing community can try to keep people accountable. We don't need LEO's. We just need Booty Pirates

Or you could meet him at the bridge and tell Him what you think instead of being an inter-web tough guy.

Just a thought.
Vitaliy M.

Mountain climber
San Francisco
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:31pm PT
I do not think throwing your sh#t down is a good idea, of course. But I remember him being quite nice on forums to some of the beginners, including myself. He even invited a few to join him on a wall for a few pitches.

Maybe he had a rough situation up there? Or who knows. All of us humans are not perfect and have done things that none of us would be proud of. Living with not being welcome on the bridge is a fairly severe price to pay for your sins already.

Hope he learned his lesson and does not do it again.
Roadie

Trad climber
Bishop, Ca
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:31pm PT
Wow, so much hate. So much self-righteous indignation.
How many of you have never broken a rule in the Park? Never bivied in the boulders? In your van?
I did for years.
Has anyone ever been killed by a falling haulbag? Sure, I guess it could happen but the odds???
Did he parachute it or just let it fly?
Way back in the 90s when I was doing walls the bag toss was commonplace, and no, I never did. And no, Iím not a huge Pete fan.
I guess what Iím saying is- when did tattling to the tool on your fellow climber become so cool. Kind of makes me want to take up golf or something.
Jolly Roger

Trad climber
here and there
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 3, 2012 - 07:33pm PT
I don't see how I am being a tough guy. If I saw him in person, which I most likely never will, I would say the same thing.

"Are you F-ing crazy thowing sh#t off the capitan"

However, I didn't say a thing to attack his character other than he was a wanker.

I just wanted Bootied gear.

The thought that the community spoke load and clear, and he apparently listend (which is still to be proven), is a great thing. Others were talking about the LEO's getting involved.

This just goes to show we don't need no stinking LEO's just a bunch of internet hardman.
Randal Hassen

Gym climber
Sacramento
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:35pm PT
Dude!

No Amercian would do anything this stupid.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:43pm PT
I'm a dosser so I guess I feel for Pete.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:47pm PT
To be a proper dosser Reilly, you have to be an unemployed climber living in Wales.

edit: You know, come to think of it, I'm not sure there are any employed climbers in Wales.
Prod

Trad climber
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:49pm PT
No Amercian would do anything this stupid.

Canadians are Americans.

Prod.
WBraun

climber
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:51pm PT
Roadie -- "Has anyone ever been killed by a falling haulbag?"

Not killed but close enough where we had to litter evac the guy.

He looked pretty fuked up when we arrived ......
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:51pm PT
Prod, half of the citizens of our great country, and nearly all tea party members, wouldn't be able to pick out Canada or Mexico on a globe.
Randal Hassen

Gym climber
Sacramento
Oct 3, 2012 - 07:52pm PT
Damn it Prod.

Canadians are Brits
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