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Peater

Trad climber
Salt Lake City Ut.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 12, 2017 - 10:03pm PT
bvd

If I ever had a camera I couldn't afford to use it. So the memories are all we get to take away.

I have a scar on my right arm from a tree branch below some climb. It serves as a photo of that route for me.

:)
rmuir

Social climber
From the Time Before the Rocks Cooled.
Jan 13, 2017 - 08:57am PT
Ivan "Bud" Couch on Sundance, Suicide Rock, idyllwild.
Ivan "Bud" Couch on Sundance, Suicide Rock, idyllwild.
Credit: Larry Reynolds, a.k.a., Lawrence of Monrovia.

Credit: rmuir
Peater

Trad climber
Salt Lake City Ut.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 17, 2017 - 11:31pm PT
Hey Rob

I wasn't there at the suicide party because I wasn't old enough. My parent's wouldn't let me go.

Great photos. What do you think Bull will do with them.

It's sort of my missing years during that time. I had to mow the lawn some weekends and others I was granted permission to join the climbers.
wingding

Trad climber
Claremont, California
Jan 20, 2017 - 04:52pm PT
Up on the big squeaky mirror sometime in 1974. Tobin on Revelation&#40...
Up on the big squeaky mirror sometime in 1974. Tobin on Revelation(?)running up so fast I had a hard time capturing him with a motor drive.
Credit: wingding
wingding

Trad climber
Claremont, California
Jan 20, 2017 - 05:14pm PT
A hippie fashion statement complete with hot pants on the Weeping Wall...
A hippie fashion statement complete with hot pants on the Weeping Wall. I spent a couple of summers living in my car in the spring in a little bulldozed cul-de-sac a couple of miles out of town. Ended up burning off half the paintjob in a cooking accident
Credit: wingding
GibO

Trad climber
Breckenridge
Jan 21, 2017 - 10:41am PT
Wow Peater, thanks for bringing back some memories. Great to see your post.
Peater

Trad climber
Salt Lake City Ut.
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2017 - 11:24pm PT
Hey Gib

Took a 20 yr stint off line on forums but it's fun to re meet a lot of folks.
EdBannister

Mountain climber
13,000 feet
Jan 22, 2017 - 10:46am PT
Peater, no problem,
glad you found old friends.
Coreshot

Trad climber
Bozeman, MT
Apr 13, 2018 - 08:12am PT
All, reading back on this thread from a couple of years ago, it seems that many of you know Peter (Peater) Wilkening. I am jumping on here to try to connect some dots. Sadly, my friends and former coworkers at Black Diamond informed me that my friend and longtime coworker at Black Diamond, Peter Wilkening, passed away in his home in Salt Lake City recently. I used to work with Peter for over a decade at Black Diamond. He worked on harnesses and tents, and was a master. He was found in his home by a neighbor, and seemingly has no known next of kin, and BD has no emergency contacts on file. A I am just wondering if there is anyone in the old CA climbing crew that still remembers Peter well enough to know if he has any next of kin or anyone there he kept in touch with. I worked closely with Peter over the years, and we had a mutual respect for one-another in climbing and product, and enjoyed a good work friendship. We shared a common passion for live music, the Grateful Dead, climbing in Tuolumne, and the Sierra. He spoke of the old days, but never in enough detail for me to know all the names. I'd love to hear stories from some of his old crew, and find out if he has any family or other folks who may be able to ensure he doesn't just end up in a state funeral.
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Apr 13, 2018 - 09:15am PT
Very sad news,please email me I can help with next of kin. deanfidelman gmail.com
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Apr 13, 2018 - 09:21am PT
That is sad. I always really liked Peter, he was so enthusiastic. Another one of us is gone.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 13, 2018 - 09:52am PT
Sorry to hear this, he was here just last year.

RIP Peter
Condolences to family friends and tribe.
Tad
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Apr 13, 2018 - 09:53am PT
Damn, another of us with a good heart now has none, having lost it to the ethers, but we'll be sure to collect it and keep it for him.
Vaya con Dios, Peater.
looking sketchy there...

Social climber
Lassitude 33
Apr 13, 2018 - 10:57am PT
Can't help with family contacts (but do email dean).

This is sad news. Peter was always a very kind soul and very low profile, but a big part of the So Cal scene in the 1970s. He worked many years for Mike Graham in his sewing business in Ventura. Always enjoyed my interactions with Peter. It was nice to see him post up on this thread more recently.

Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Apr 13, 2018 - 11:51am PT
Very sorry about Peter, very much part of the crew back in the 70s So Cal climbing scene. Mike Graham and/or Dean F. can probably direct someone to Peter's kinfolk.

paul roehl

Boulder climber
california
Apr 13, 2018 - 12:00pm PT
Really sorry to hear this. Peter was one really nice guy and an incredibly strong climber. I can only think of him as young and strong powering through moves out at Stony. Very, very sorry to hear.
Jamesthomsen

Social climber
Mammoth Lakes, California
Apr 16, 2018 - 04:53pm PT
Wilderness Experience factory 1974/1975
Wilderness Experience factory 1974/1975
Credit: Jamesthomsen
RIP Peater.

We got to know each other at Stoney in the early 1970s and then he came to work with us at Wilderness Experience. His passion, other than climbing, was to find ways to make products better. We shared a lot of time together at work and climbing. We used to have races to see who could assemble packs faster...Peater always won.

One of the worlds nicest people.

Last row, left. With his signature hair and headband. 1974/1975
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
Apr 16, 2018 - 06:44pm PT
Ah, when I just now started reading this thread from the start, looking at the dates, I had a feeling it might take a sad turn. I don't think we met, but we occupied some of the same spaces around the same time, sad to read of his loss; his joy and wonder at finding all ya'll again was abundantly evident in this thread.
Coreshot

Trad climber
Bozeman, MT
Apr 17, 2018 - 09:33am PT
Peater's long-time friend, Jessica (Jess) Larrabee has agreed to arrange for his remains to be cremated and will plan a memorial for later in the summer. The cremation is expected to cost around $900.

I am appealing to all who knew Peater to kick in a few bucks to help cover this cost. Here is a link to the GoFundMe page:

https://www.gofundme.com/peater-wilkening-memorial
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Apr 17, 2018 - 10:01am PT
I am appealing to all who knew Peater to kick in a few bucks to help cover this cost. Here is a link to the GoFundMe page:

https://www.gofundme.com/peater-wilkening-memorial

Done
Thanks Coreshot.

RIP Peter
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