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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 25, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
On the other hand, old friend, you and I have not met (physically) and have not roped up.

Hopefully we correct that this year, tis my fond wish.

Cheers
DMT
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?
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:27am PT
Facebook says today is Peter's birthday? So let's raise a toast!!

Credit: Sewellymon

Peter seems to be a true Renaissance man. I have no idea all the realms where he has explored and excelled. But very special we at least can be voyeurs into his Yosemite climbing life. Salathe solo, Hourglass Right, Basketcase...fictional works .... oh yeah. Keep on writing ~ please!
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Uranus
Aug 6, 2014 - 12:56pm PT
Haan could write a 50 page post and I'd read every word of it. Twice. Helluva writer and historian




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.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:46pm PT
Happy Birthday Gorjuss :-) !!!! HOpe it was a fabulous one. Wait, it'snot over yet.

Great big hugs from Canada.
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 hadnít, 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 oneís 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!

Peter Haan, Oakdale, 2013
Peter Haan, Oakdale, 2013
Credit: BooDawg

Peter Haan, Oakdale, 2012
Peter Haan, Oakdale, 2012
Credit: BooDawg

Peter Haan, Oakdale, 2012
Peter Haan, Oakdale, 2012
Credit: BooDawg
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...
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