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Old Climbers and the routes they climb

Postby Gak Icenberg » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:57 am

Does anyone out there know of any older climbers (70's or 80's or?) and the routes they are capable of? Maybe there are some here on SP.
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Postby Clark_Griswold » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:31 am

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Postby Gak Icenberg » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:35 am

Cool! at a boy Ejnar!
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Postby Athos791 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:59 am

I have a good friend who's father used to beat our buts up and down the mountains while we were Elk hunting when he was 85. He stopped hiking when he was 88 and is 92 now. Still in great shape..
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Postby Dave Dinnell » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:06 am

This guy supposedly was climbing 5th class routes into his '80s
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Wiessner
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Postby ExcitableBoy » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:56 pm

Stimson Bullit lead illusion dweller in JT when he was in his late 70's.
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Postby MarthaP » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:58 pm

Fred Beckey is alive and well and kickin' butt.
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Postby dan2see » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:05 pm

Fortunately for me, I don't know any old climbers.
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Postby CBakwin » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:46 pm

Nice DM, it gives us all hope and inspiration.
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Postby Gak Icenberg » Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:43 pm

CBakwin wrote:Nice DM, it gives us all hope and inspiration.
yes, thanks to all. This is what I was looking for. Hopefully the stories will keep coming.
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