Rock Climbing

Peter Croft

For most of his climbing career, Peter Croft has concentrated on big-rock routes. Peter is celebrated by his climbing and mountaineering peers for numerous achievements, however a favorite being his history-making free solo ascent of the Astroman on Washington Column in Yosemite.

Peter began climbing in Canada, where he grew up, and inevitably gravitated to Yosemite Valley, where, after climbing the biggest cliffs there, he began to do link-ups of two or more big walls in a single day. This led to his present neurosis: big traverses and link-ups in the High Sierra.

Peter sometimes writes about his adventures in various climbing magazines and, in between climbs, logs serious couch-time watching television with his wife, Karine, and Pee Wee, their dog.