John's wife, Marti, is in our thoughts.
The Petersons purchased Unaweep's Upper Mothers Buttress about ten years ago, and shortly thereafter, local Grand Junction climbers were approached by the Access Fund to form up a climbers' coalition, get our 501(c)3 status, and buy the cliff portion of the property from the Petersons so that we could all enjoy open access to the cliffs in perpetuity. Thus, the WCCC was born, with the best possible neighbors in the world.
The memorial service for John Peterson will be held this Saturday, March 11th at 2pm in the Western State Colorado University Center Ballroom.
There will be a tribute site. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about how to share your JP stories and photos.