Peter Haan Appreciation!


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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.

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

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!


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...

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

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.

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


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


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]

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.


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.

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.


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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