An apology from PtPP


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'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 5, 2012 - 12:33pm PT
Dear McTopo and Yosemite climbing community,

I am approaching you-all today with my helmet in my hand and my tail between my legs*, and with an Olive Branch of King Cobras extended towards you.

I want you to know that I have read every single word each of you has written. I have heard your words loudly, and I have heard your words clearly. And I want you to know with certainty that I will obey your words. You have helped me to realize the gravity of the situation. Emphatically, I "get it" - the Tribe has spoken, with clarity and without ambiguity, and in fact even unanimously - a rare thing round here. You have shown me what is no longer acceptable behaviour. Please know that the person helping me did so only with significant arm twisting on my behalf.

I appreciate Tom holding me accountable. Sometimes I have a hard time viewing the world from outside my own eyes, and I needed a good swift kick in the ass to wake me up. You can count on me in the future to pay the price of finishing up the wall in proper style.


* Dang, 200+ posts of flamage. I feel as though you guys have reamed me a second @sshole. It hurts. I'd better go buy you some more beers for the bridge....
Don Paul

Big Wall climber
Colombia, South America
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:34pm PT
Apology accepted. CASE DISMISSED.

Big Wall climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:41pm PT
Pete i'll still hump loads for you at $20.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:47pm PT
Wonderfully written and sincere sounding apology!

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:50pm PT
PTPP, yer mea tossa is accepted.
Have a nice Thanksgiving Monday! :-)

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:53pm PT
Awesome. I did no reamage, I only said to come up with the U.S. Grant to pay a starving camp 4 dude....

We used to toss in broad daylight, but we would yell ROCK for a full minute and then the hammock made tons of noise on the way down.

Big Wall climber
los gatos. ca
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:58pm PT
Right on
Jolly Roger

Trad climber
here and there
Oct 5, 2012 - 12:59pm PT
Thank you.

I would delete my thread if I knew how.


Oct 5, 2012 - 01:05pm PT
For more than a decade the Park Service and a very large number of climbers have been learning to work together. What you did and what the other recent incident has done is to put us all in a very bad position. What is the Park Service to say if it happens again and someone is hurt?

If you were in their position, what would you do?

This is the question each and every climber now needs to ask themselves.

Trad climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:09pm PT
Good on you...
scuffy b

heading slowly NNW
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:11pm PT
Don't do it, Jolly Roger
Big Mike

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:13pm PT
Thanks Pete! Sorry for calling you a "wanker".

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:14pm PT
A+ for PTPP!!!
Jolly Roger

Trad climber
here and there
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:16pm PT
It is kind of fun, maybe I'll leave it for a bit.

Ditto on the "Wanker" comment. Just having fun.

Social climber
boulder co
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:25pm PT
Thanks for the apology and admitting you made a mistake. That takes guts. Its important that we hold ourselves to high standards of conduct and safety and tossing is part of it. no hard feelings on my end.

Sport climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:28pm PT
PtPP you're such a tosser!

But hey, it's not like you were tea-bagging anyone right?

Big Wall climber
So Cal
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
Sheesh Pete, you had to know that one day you might get called out for tossing haulbags. It's not like it's the first time you ever tossed your bags off the top.

Apology accepted. Now just don't toss yer pigs anymore & everything will be fine.

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Oct 5, 2012 - 01:51pm PT
I for one think you're selfish and reckless, and ignorant to act like you only realize after being publicly called out , the danger and carelessness of tossing your sh#t show off El Cap.

It's no secret that it's illegal and quite obviously dangerous. I think you deserve to be charged and made an example of.


Luke Cormier

Yosemite Valley National Park
Oct 5, 2012 - 02:02pm PT
Sounds like an admission of guilt and a ticket with hefty fine should result with such illegal activity.
He should be tazer'd
fined 2k
locked in jail for 1 week
car impounded
and kicked out of the USA and NPS

Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 5, 2012 - 02:21pm PT
Just tie him to a chair and let Lobo mace him once.
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