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Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 15, 2009 - 05:50pm PT
Thanks Peter Peter!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 15, 2009 - 05:54pm PT
But what's he done for us lately?


Cheers to Peter, and (Gobe too) for being able to see the other view, of the pie.

Gollum left was cool, too!
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Idaho, also. Sorta, kinda mostly, Yeah.
Oct 15, 2009 - 05:55pm PT
That's a Whole Lotta pie.
Thanks, Peter.
No, Not for the pie.........Haha.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Trad climber
Will know soon
Oct 15, 2009 - 05:59pm PT
I love Yo Mr. Peter Haan :DD What a thinker, a grate gifted writer, historian, climber, visionary, graphic designer, Designer of All really....but especially one that has the grace and capability to take in stray cats (not cougars......hehehehe....mind you) and make them feel welcome in this intoxicating and deliciously hilarious community called climbers. Thank you ......Peace always Dude, lynnie
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Oct 15, 2009 - 06:55pm PT

It is easy for me to appreciate Peter since he is such a cool guy. In my case, my real climbing 'career' is the result of Peter's efforts, albeit unbeknownest to him at the time. I, in my full Forest Gump mode, was instrumental in pushing Peter to his full glory, if sort of insane level of climbing.

Other than that filip, I am sitting in an airport diner, waiting for a plane, after a long day of planes (2), cabs (4), trains (2), museums cafeterias (1) and pend-up demand to talk (I listened) exibited by a DOE executive. Juicy tid-bits at every turn.

Posted from a Bb Bold, Silver Diner, BWI, MD

PS: Been here so long, the classic tune tape is repeating. We need more classic tunes.
Zander

Trad climber
Berkeley
Oct 15, 2009 - 07:39pm PT

Wait that's apple!
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 15, 2009 - 08:16pm PT
hey there peter hann! say, ... yes, appreciation to peter hann, another climber that i dont know as well, yet, here... but:

i have seem so many very informative things that you have shared for others...

recently, someone that was looking for info, as to a ?study that they were doing... peter stepped in... very kindly...


thanks for all the great shares, peter and for being a climber-buddy to so many...
god bless... :)
survival

Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Oct 15, 2009 - 08:34pm PT
Peter has brought a lot of cool twisted art images to the forum these last months!!

But even more important are the thoughtful posts.
The questioning about where we are headed as a community or sport.
The ever present enthusiasm for other peoples contributions.
The positive attitude about everything.

The first solo ascent of the Salathe, Back In The MuthaFeckin' Day!!!

Hats off Peter.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 15, 2009 - 10:50pm PT
Peter is an inspiration, both for what he accomplished in the past and for his contributions today. His intelligence and wit, and his humanity all make me thankful that I can count him as a friend. Here's to you Peter, with appreciation.

Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Oct 15, 2009 - 11:03pm PT
Peter sets high standards of storytelling, and then turns the spotlight around. His recent observations on why many climbing stories aren't good (like his comments to similar effect on old rec.climbing) set me to thinking about my own work and how well it could pass that test.

A great asset to this forum, Peter is.
FredC

Boulder climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 15, 2009 - 11:05pm PT
When I was 15, I showed up at this place called Indian Rock in Berkeley and walked down the stairs looking for "rock climbers".

I remember standing alone on the ground looking up in silence at this big, strong, silent guy flowing across the rock. Up and down overhangs, crazy-super-fast dynamic moves. It was like stumbling into a great dancer's studio.

He was the only one there and he climbed off without speaking. I went home that day with this unbelievable image of the potential of what a human could do. It just blew my little teenage mind. The image and feeling of that first moment is still with me, very vivid.

Because Peter is who he is, I have been trying in my own way to dance on the rock for just about 40 years.

Thanks Peter,

Fred Cook






Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Oct 16, 2009 - 12:14am PT
Your company is MUCH appreciated Peter !!!
Plus, we both dig the WIDE brimmed hats, so we got that goin' too...







































nita

Social climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Oct 16, 2009 - 02:26am PT
I totally appreciate that picture..guapo!
love the twisted art work..and stories.
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Oct 16, 2009 - 07:23am PT

I love Peter's mind challenging artwork and his articles on climbing!

He's been really generous with his time in trying to help me deal with some of my aging photos too. For better or worse I just upgraded my Photoshop elements. Hopefully I'll now be able to apply some of Peter's technical advice myself and even meet him one of these days.
Brunosafari

Boulder climber
OR
Oct 16, 2009 - 11:33am PT

His growing expressions are right at the heart of human mystery, rooted in granite and salt.

eeyonkee

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Oct 16, 2009 - 11:44am PT
Definitely one of my favorite authors here at ST.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Oct 16, 2009 - 11:47am PT
Peter's been at this forever, and he's still growing, and branching off in new directions. That's pretty durn cool! an inspiration, even!
Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Oct 16, 2009 - 11:57am PT
Peter is tops! Words, pictures and wide. Nice package!
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 16, 2009 - 01:31pm PT
Thanks tons for the very kind words and friendship. It has now been 46 years for me, climbing. Believe me we all need each other very much although climbing is socially more these days than it ever was 30-50 years ago. For now we have many more keys on the piano and I think most of us are a lot happier and safer.

The three-note melody and beggar’s meal provided by our earlier ferocious interpretations all those years ago are now replaced by a fascinating harvest table of shocking splendor, some subtlety and great human variety and interconnectedness. Climbing is so much richer and wider and we are reveling in it here daily, aren’t we! There are many more chairs too for all of us; women are all over the highest levels of our art; and the very body types of top climbers has even changed hugely; and we are hard at work trying to save the rock as well. The entire art has been transformed largely for the better!

Here I am, age 11 in Ashland, Oregon with my sister. Wistfully:


and age maybe 1-1/2, at the rim of the Kilauea Caldera, Hawaii, HI, 1949; I was born in Honolulu. It was really cold up there. I didn't start to wear shoes until I had to go to school years later.

Brunosafari

Boulder climber
OR
Oct 16, 2009 - 03:27pm PT
Comparing that last shot with Ed's, well, you really haven't changed in appearance all that much! Dripping sweetness in those shots... Wait a second...we're tuff guys, right? -B
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Oct 16, 2009 - 04:25pm PT
Here's a guy with 46 years in the business who surveys his domain and finds that the entire art has been transformed largely for the better, even as other elder statesman nostalgically cling to the three-note melody and beggar’s meal provided by our earlier ferocious interpretations.

The decency and generosity of this interpretation say more about the man than the most eloquent of our testimonials. Hats off Peter---may you live long and prosper.
Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2009 - 04:40pm PT
Whipcream
just fun'n
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 16, 2009 - 10:18pm PT
no way this should be on the second page yet!
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Oct 16, 2009 - 10:21pm PT
yah... I've found myself reading a post and thinking that someone had got into my brain and was posting up under an assumed name...

turns out nobody is in my head (sometimes not even me!) and the one who was posting my thoughts was Peter Haan.



Much appreciated

MisterE

Trad climber
Canoga Bark! CA
Oct 16, 2009 - 11:26pm PT
Peter is the goods: well rounded climber, writer, humorist, iconoclast and most importantly, an avid sharer - much to all of our benefit.

Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 16, 2009 - 11:51pm PT
I love Ed Hartouni’s photo above! I am talking to Werner Braun out in El Cap Meadow during the Nose Reunion; we had not been together since the mid-seventies. So much had transpired. He and I did his first rescue operation together even. I remember when he was not a climber but kind of a feral volunteer to climbing, doing stuff unroped in the meadows with no idea how actual climbing took place and then he joined us at the fire. Bridwell was his earliest supporter and mentor and kind of debuted Werner into climbing society, so to speak. Everybody instantly liked Wern. Our El Cap Meadow meeting was a wonderful encounter a year ago; Mary was there too. It was thinking of raining but didn’t. I could hardly keep from crying--- perhaps you can tell. It was huge for us; Werner and I became friends 37 years ago and in a few years I was for the most part gone from his pages.

Here I am at yet another Happy Hour locally (current photo):

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Oct 17, 2009 - 12:12am PT

Blasts from the Past.
Gobee

Trad climber
Los Angeles
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 17, 2009 - 12:45am PT
To Peter a much beloved big brother!
dogtown

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Oct 17, 2009 - 01:55am PT
Bump!
Jan

Mountain climber
Okinawa, Japan
Oct 17, 2009 - 02:02am PT
What strikes me about all those photos of Peter when he was younger is just how innocent he looked!
That must have come in handy when dealing with the rangers.
Tom

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo CA
Oct 17, 2009 - 02:19am PT
60's man, 70's man . . . .

Yosemite: Haan.


And I think that's how to play the era game.


EDIT: Or at least as it plays in my mind. PH rules. FA solo Salathe. And, that THING, amazing, he did.

PH = not of this earth . . . . . glad to have you, and thanx.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 17, 2009 - 03:15am PT
Peter is great fun to have here, and always has something entertaining or interesting or both to say or show us. Great stories about people, places and climbs. Thoughtful picture-creations. Witty commentary. History.

I met him briefly at the FaceLift, while serving beer, and hoped to chat, but it was not to be. Perhaps next year. He and Largo and I could team up, and 'crush' a climb or two....

In Norwegian, a name like Haan would be pronounced "Hone". Which sort of makes Peter a hone-master, though perhaps he's not too keen on new-fangled jargon.
Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Oct 17, 2009 - 11:42am PT
Speaking of meeting Werner after 35 years or so, Peter, Ed, and I were walking into El Cap meadow on the Sudday of the Nose50 reunion. Merry Braun walked along and introduced herself to me--I was sort of giddy (Nose in a day, in 1990!)--part of my future history.

When we got out into the meadow, I headed straight for Werner, hand extended. He gently, and quickly, pushed it aside and gave me a bear hug, lifting me off the ground 1/2 a foot. (I am 6'3" and easily outweigh Werner--always have.)

It had been a long time.

Peter's right.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Oct 17, 2009 - 11:45am PT
Seems like a good dude to me....

Cheers!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 17, 2009 - 12:22pm PT
the Nose Reunion, now nearly a year ago, was a wonderful gathering where I spent a lot of time with Roger and Peter. The community spanned the gulf of time about 50 years with young and old members meeting, and many people reacquainting after decades.

I was happy to be there but a bit worried to be snapping pix of rather private, emotional moments. Here is something to go with Roger's story above...


Roger Breedlove

climber
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Oct 17, 2009 - 01:45pm PT
Good thing that you didn't post the shot of Merry lifing me off my feet by 1/2 a foot, Ed. I owe you one.

Here is a picture of all of us, more or less, facing the camera:
Merry, Ellie, and Jim. Me, Werner, and Peter (over Jim's shoulder).

Here is a more candid shot. I think I heard the photographer say something about "herding cats." Peter had to look away.

Russ Walling

Gym climber
Poofter's Froth, Wyoming
Oct 17, 2009 - 01:49pm PT
Peter writes: I was born in Honolulu.


Who woulda thunk it????

Two wide kings born in Honolulu..... Peter Haan and Dick Cilley!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 17, 2009 - 02:04pm PT
Hooray for that man who knows ART!!!!

Go Peter go!!!!
Jack Burns

climber
Oct 17, 2009 - 02:15pm PT
scuffy b

climber
Whuttiz that Monstrosicos Inferno?
Oct 19, 2009 - 01:31pm PT
I've been able to feel Peter's support and good wishes, through the years,
through the ether.
Someone who wants us to feel better, and who lets us know and actually
does things to help bring that about.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 19, 2009 - 01:57pm PT
Kudos to Peter for his "intriguing" posts! Peter, you appear to be aging gracefully- any secrets?
okie

Trad climber
San Leandro, Ca
Oct 19, 2009 - 04:57pm PT
Only met him once. I think it was '82 or something like that, first time in the Valley for me. People laughed when they saw our Oklahoma license plates, as if climbers could come from such a place.
A lot of giants were still walking around Camp 4 then, casting their giant shadows. Some of them seemed...unapproachable...
I remember this guy walked up to me with a big smile on his face and introduced himself as Peter Haan.
I can tell from his posts here that he's still that same great guy, really the best of the best.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Oct 19, 2009 - 05:03pm PT
Hi Do, how was your trip just now? You mentioned you were going to the festival and do some climbing also.

Thanks to you guys; it is awesome to get this warm and friendly feedback.

Now, down to the first item on the agenda: The Secrets of Youth.

Well, Jim when Tallulah Bankhead was asked how she kept HER youth, she responded, “ I send him a check”. Which is awfully funny and perhaps has certain medical and emotional truths to it as well. (grin).

My big problem at this juncture ( age 61) is losing a bunch of weight; I think my brain is better than ever though. I have gotten to be a fat slob here in SF. If I can get the weight off and done at least partly, maybe I will be able to get some of the new routes climbed that I have planned. At this point it would be something out of “Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins, watching the hippo try to get unstuck from his mudhole to protect his babies or something before the 8 lionnesses eat them all.

Thanks Pate-rfamilias, I will try to get another Pate image done today now that I am back in SF and since I have so many great shots of you recently from that post of yours.

I think I wore out Donini though; I have done a bunch of images of Jim already but Tarbuster is hard at work planning Jim’s Spring/Summer 2010 line of high-end handbags and musettes.
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Oct 19, 2009 - 07:50pm PT
You're a freak.
And I dig it!

Much respect Peter Haan.
Forever stoked.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Oct 19, 2009 - 08:59pm PT
I first met Peter at RR's house just after his solo ascent of the Salathe Wall. Now that was one pumped guy!

His creative talents expand far beyond the disciplines of climbing, writing and photography. Hopefully, someday he will share with us some samples of his vast background in design and construction.

It has been great to reestablish a long lost friendship with Peter over the past two years. Much appreciated your assistance in salvaging old, damaged, underexposed and
dirty slides of climbing in long past.

Thanks Peter and thanks ST.
Ray Olson

Trad climber
Imperial Beach, California
Oct 20, 2009 - 11:52am PT
Mr. Haan's contribution here is very much appreciated.

thank you Peter, for sharing.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 5, 2010 - 06:09pm PT
(((BUMP)))

Peter- thanks for your awesome contributions here and on the cliffs.
Your way of writing and conveying the time, the vibe, the humor, the climbing, the personalities... it is a gift, and something all of us respect and wish to emulate.

Here's to you, brother!!!

ps
Peter has told me not to fear aging-
that when I turn 60 I'll be able to see through structural steel...
just like him!!!

go-B

climber
Matthew 25:40
Nov 5, 2010 - 09:54pm PT
I totally dig this one of Peter's, it rocks!
dougs510

Social climber
down south
Nov 5, 2010 - 10:21pm PT
Oh man, this is crackin me up here buddy.

At this point it would be something out of “Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins, watching the hippo try to get unstuck from his mudhole to protect his babies or something before the 8 lionnesses eat them all.

HEHEHE!!!
D.
Fuzzywuzzy

climber
suspendedhappynation
Nov 6, 2010 - 02:11am PT
Peter Haan!

One day we are climbing in JT - a crack pitch. I jam it. I get down and Peter says "You really like jamming eh?" Then climbs the entire rt without ever putting a hand or finger near the crack.

Tech master!

BTW his skills at design - woodworking are phenomenal.

TC
pc

climber
Nov 6, 2010 - 10:25am PT
Two Thumbs Up.

AlexReinhard

climber
Nov 6, 2010 - 01:23pm PT
bump!
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 6, 2010 - 01:54pm PT
Don't encourage him people! He's a pixel pervert! :-)
The Lisa

Trad climber
Da Bronx, NY
Nov 7, 2010 - 10:38pm PT
Bumpity-bump! I have been catching up on Peter's writing and loving it.
Fritz

Trad climber
Hagerman, ID
Nov 7, 2010 - 10:51pm PT
Peter is a great contributor to this forum. Great stories and art from a "living legend" climber.

Peter I also really appreciate your wonderful contributions to the Royal Robbins Mountain Paraphernalia thread.
Polypro

climber
Nov 8, 2010 - 10:13am PT

I just met Peter a few months ago. He he did me a great favor and treated me like an old friend to boot, but his intelligence was very intimidating...

Thanks Peter, I think you (and your friends) are great.

Lisa
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Nov 8, 2010 - 11:10am PT
It isn’t infrequent that we disparage over how cruel or gross our clearing in the forest can become, this “Supertopo Forum” place. But this thread is a good example, and I think only one among many, of the old “you get out what you put into it” priniciple. That one's life is in fact reflexive.

Share openheartedly, put your “wares” up for your colleagues to enjoy and you simply get friends coming back at you all smiles. Look at how cool all these remarkable ST’ers are here on this little thread! It makes everybody want to go further and see what’s over the next hill, doesn’t it.

In recent years I have finally and I mean finally come to realize that happiness IS cherishing others---that is what happiness IS---not just caused by. That emotion and state of mind is exactly the experience of valuing others, being a part and a parcel in their lives, our common life. I mean it is pretty basic.

Thanks tons everybody. More to come!! pt.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 7, 2012 - 10:02pm PT
Haan Dynasty Bump!
ground_up

Trad climber
mt. hood /baja
Jan 7, 2012 - 10:10pm PT
Peter makes ST a better , richer place
The Wolf

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Jan 7, 2012 - 11:51pm PT
A great guy and true historian of the sport. I'm proud to call him a friend

BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Jan 8, 2012 - 02:16am PT
Thank you, Peter, for your generousity of heart and spirit, your willingness to share your (our) history and your willingness to mentor those who, like me, have much we can learn from you! Plus, your climbs continue to inspire others to maintain and reach for high standards of technique and ethics. Your presence here on S.T. is an inspiration to me and to many others. Thank you!
The Wolf

Trad climber
Martinez, CA
Jan 10, 2012 - 08:47am PT
Bump for one of the best
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 10, 2012 - 11:47am PT
How can such a nice guy be the supreme leader of his own dynasty?
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 10, 2012 - 12:41pm PT
The pic on a swing is priceless...worldly wisdom shining through.


Susan
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 10, 2012 - 08:34pm PT
The pilgrims have spoken Haanster!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 23, 2012 - 08:20pm PT
Turned Peter onto this cool little place back in the mid 70s. Not sure how many years he lived there but it was a fabulous slice of turf in Santa Cruz. Think he still owes me a bottle of Scotch for this one?
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Jan 23, 2012 - 08:26pm PT
I think it's about time for Peter to come on down and make good on that, Guido. He hasn't seen Doug's new digs, or the Plywood AntiChrist, or...
Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Jan 25, 2012 - 04:24pm PT
Scuffy, I am actually coming down this Friday for a doctor’s appointment and to kick DR’s ass at the gym. And Tauna’s too. They have been down there without supervision I have found! Scuffy I have seen Dougian’s new place. I have not only visited him a bunch of times there but even have stayed overnight. It’s a great location. And his housemate Amanda is a terrific gal; she’s works with one of my doctors actually, is brilliant and gorgeous as well. Quite a bit better looking than your Plywood Antichrist, Scuffy.

Guido, I had forgotten it was you that turned me onto Larimore’s guest house on West Cliff Drive. Thanks tons once again; it was a great period of my life and what a location, right on the water. That was also one of the peaks of my love life, obviously. It was while staying there though that I sustained the first bad trauma to my rt knee, being thrown onto my board out at the Lane just down the road 1.1 mile during a bigger day. The riprap wasn’t there yet in front of my house, it is showing in your photo above. I stayed there for about four years. My rent was $350 at the time which was of course a lot of money but appropriate for what I got. My stay predated the construction of the bike path and the reconfiguring of West Cliff Drive. About half way through though, they did build all that and the shoreline became incredibly much more popular just because of the road and path. It's not like the ocean was suddenly 'in town'! It used to be kind of a neglected area, hard to believe.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Jan 25, 2012 - 04:49pm PT
OK, I gladly stand corrected on the Doug's Digs issue.
To say that Amanda is prettier than the Plywood Antichrist doesn't take
more than a millisecond or so to determine.
I'll be looking for you Friday. No trickery, right?
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Aug 6, 2014 - 01:48pm PT

I've only seen what Peter Haan contributes in this virtual ST world. That's enough. Much appreciated...
go-B

climber
Cling to what is good!
Aug 6, 2014 - 01:49pm PT
...bump!
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, or In What Time Zone Am I?
Aug 6, 2014 - 01:56pm PT
He's truly a class individual. Happy birthday and hoping your knees are serving you well!
Susan and Michael.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 6, 2014 - 02:46pm PT
Thanks everybody. Yeah, it is all true, I am sixty-six now. Born in Honolulu a couple of years after the war. Holy Mother. And I have been climbing since 1963. Yes a mere waif then. Now look at me.

I have been busy getting my house into escrow this spring and haven't written much at all. A couple things got published though in Alpinist and Rock + Ice. I will get to it though. Soon I will actually have a ton of time I assume, once this big property is off my back. And I will be able to do an extended road trip too, lose a ton of weight, and find myself all over again.

The knee replacement has turned out terrifically and I recommend it to anyone needing it. I just wish I had done the other one at the same time. Being 24/7 stoned on oxycontin and oxycodone for a month and a half is somewhat dangerous in my view and going through it again is daunting. I think it changed me, or at least for awhile.

best to you,

ph.
scuffy b

climber
heading slowly NNW
Aug 6, 2014 - 02:52pm PT
Cheers, Peter.
Glad you're enjoying the knee.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 6, 2014 - 03:13pm PT
Happy birthday Peter, I have fond memories of dinner in SF with you and Doug....a repeat is in order!
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:15pm PT
Happy birthday! Even if you weren't a climbing legend, I would still enjoy talking to you at local slideshows and whatnot- one of the losses for me moving away from Berkeley. You are very approachable and positive.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Aug 6, 2014 - 06:01pm PT
Happy Birthday Peter! Some nasty weather headed towards your birthplace, you have anything to do with that my friend? Good luck on the house sale, I know how excited you are about cutting loose again.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Cave Creek, AZ
Aug 6, 2014 - 06:14pm PT
Happy birthday, Peter! You're a class act with a big heart. Thanks for coaching me on offwidth on Pharoah's Beard back in '75. Damn, you were like a climbing Hercules! Thanks for the writing and contributions on ST. Seems like you're always pitching in to be helpful.
WBraun

climber
Aug 6, 2014 - 06:30pm PT
Happy Birthday Peter

PH -- "The knee replacement has turned out terrifically and I recommend it to anyone needing it."

I don't need one of those.

I'm getting a mind and brain replacement from Dr Largo?
amyjo

Trad climber
Aug 6, 2014 - 06:38pm PT

Happy Happy, Peter.
Been a long time.
Don't stop now.
Your friend, AmyJo
xo xo
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 6, 2014 - 06:48pm PT
And thanks also to Scuffy b, AmyJo, Jim Donini, NutA, Tami Knight, Guido McKeown, Mark and Werner.

It is kind of a miracle of sorts, that now 51 years ago I stumbled on this community, a mere 14 years old. I have the feeling that if I hadn’t, I might not have made it through my youth, to be frank. I so needed to believe in something huge and sacred and that it offers such privilege in the natural world makes climbing worth a lifetime of one’s devotion.
Studly

Trad climber
WA
Aug 6, 2014 - 06:51pm PT
Peter Haan is da man! Happy birthday and Keep on rocking.~
BooDawg

Social climber
Butterfly Town
Aug 6, 2014 - 08:54pm PT
Happy Birthday, Haanster!

I hope all is going well with you and your life. I've always loved the person you are and all of your fabulous accomplishments. Keep on keeping on!



Wayno

Big Wall climber
Seattle, WA
Aug 6, 2014 - 10:30pm PT
Peter Haan. It has been an honor and fun too, to meet you. I wish we had more time to share some ideas, and some food, and a some wine...
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:56pm PT
Peter Haan.
Man that guy is awesome!

Happy birthday too!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Aug 7, 2014 - 12:23am PT
I give you The Bird.Much love abounds, Peter.

mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Nov 18, 2014 - 09:49pm PT
From out of nowhere...

a raucous bump for a man of "intelligence and wit:"
a "thinker, a grate [sic] gifted writer, historian, climber, visionary, graphic designer;"
and "such a cool guy."

I gotta say that "this big, strong, silent guy flowing across the rock"
creates "twisted art work."

We can "dig the WIDE brimmed hats," certainly. Right, Fritz?
He is "really generous with his time"
and "he's still growing, and branching off in new directions..."

And that was from just the first page of this appreciation thread!

You are a mensch, Peter, a man of dignity and honor.
Like a LeConte Boulder in a talus waste of wise guys, we look up to you. :0)

I rescind the bird. "I was only funnin', Wyatt."


Tamara Robbins

climber
not a climber, just related...
Jan 19, 2018 - 03:15am PT
Bump - sending good energy to Peter!
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 19, 2018 - 04:53am PT
We all miss you here, young Peter.
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Jan 19, 2018 - 07:43am PT
And this place missing Peter too:

Don Paul

Mountain climber
Denver CO
Jan 19, 2018 - 09:09am PT
Definitely appreciated, reminding us that climbing is one of the greatest accomplishments of man/womankind.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Jan 19, 2018 - 11:42am PT
Anyone looking at these routes with a huge rack of cams ...

actually one of the modern mistakes when launching off into the wyde is taking too much gear, everything is much more manageable when you take just what you need.

less is more


just an observation

WBraun

climber
Jan 19, 2018 - 12:08pm PT
Only four pieces are needed for this pitch anyways.

Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Jan 19, 2018 - 12:35pm PT
if I comprehend correct, Peter did not have piece N3 on traverse which made his FFA dance with the death.
But he was able to place piece N4 [Werner's green arrows on above photo]
zBrown

Ice climber
Jan 19, 2018 - 07:36pm PT
How much do those green arrows cost anyway? Mr. Ament is looking to buy or sell some.

Gotta watch it here (what does zBrown know anyway), but Herr Haan is a good man in zB's opinion.

Long may he wave.

guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Jan 19, 2018 - 07:52pm PT
When Kamps and I did the first ascent we hooked aid slings over those green arrows.......
Fossil climber

Trad climber
Atlin, B. C.
Jan 20, 2018 - 09:47am PT
Peter is a solid, thoughtful guy, adds a whole lot of intellectual input into a wildly variable ST. Thanks for all, Peter.
FredC

Gym climber
Santa Cruz, CA
May 19, 2019 - 09:58am PT
I'm doing morning latte and wandering through the past here on ST. While I can I want to say another thank you to Peter for inspiration literally from day 1 about 49 years ago.

It's always been great to read your stories from the past. I hope you continue to write and get it out to us people somehow.

Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
May 21, 2019 - 09:13pm PT
Another bump for this thread, but don't ignore Grossman's Frost book thread.

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