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by fatdad » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:17 pm

Dave Dinnell wrote:This guy supposedly was climbing 5th class routes into his '80s
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Wiessner


I was going to say Fritz Wiessner. He was soloing 5th class routes in the Gunks in his 70s/80s.

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by CClaude » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:30 pm

fatdad wrote:
Dave Dinnell wrote:This guy supposedly was climbing 5th class routes into his '80s
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fritz_Wiessner


I was going to say Fritz Wiessner. He was soloing 5th class routes in the Gunks in his 70s/80s.


Weissner was doing 5.10's in his late 70's early 80's.

While Donini isn't old (he's only 65 or 66) but he leads 5.12 at Indian Creek on a regular basis and leads WI5/6 on a regular basis.

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by Dave Dinnell » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:33 pm

And how old is Fred Becky? That dude has had a hard-on for climbing since the stone age (pun intended.)

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by Blair » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:43 pm

DMT, nice vid post

I think Fred is 83

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by Guyzo » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:45 pm

Dingus Milktoast wrote:That video makes me cry every time I see it.

So lovely, so much soul...

RESPECT.

DMT



Tears too...

I like the way he kissed the stone when he starts, the cool way he recovers while looking at a 80 footer, and how he "helps" his foot up that extra bit near the end....... best of all, he's climbing with a young "chick"....

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by MarthaP » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:28 pm

Dave Dinnell wrote:And how old is Fred Becky? That dude has had a hard-on for climbing since the stone age (pun intended.)


Beckey's been around since God wore shorts. I think he's in his late 80s. Beckey, that is.

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by kheegster » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:34 pm

Dave Dinnell wrote:And how old is Fred Becky? That dude has had a hard-on for climbing since the stone age (pun intended.)


From what I hear he also still has a hard-on in general, from the way he hits on the ladies.

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by Nikolas_A » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:37 pm

Marcel Remy redpointed 6b in Kalymnos, not bad for a 85 year old!
http://www.thebmc.co.uk/News.aspx?id=2774

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by ExcitableBoy » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:44 pm

midwesttransplant wrote:
kheegster wrote:
Dave Dinnell wrote:And how old is Fred Becky? That dude has had a hard-on for climbing since the stone age (pun intended.)


From what I hear he also still has a hard-on in general, from the way he hits on the ladies.


Not sure what your point is but it's an awfully small world and I would hope that you have some evidence to back up your insinuation that Beckey is a dirty old man who likes to "hit on the ladies" and runs around with a permanent hard on. According to what you "hear" of course.

I've met Beckey and I know nothing of his sexual proclivities but he did not strike me in anyway as a dirty old man. Maybe you are just a jealous, douche bag who likes to slander people publicly in online forums. Maybe you think it's wrong for a senior to still have a sex drive? Don't know what your problem is but I know a few people here in the NW that would knock your fucking teeth out for doing this.


Geez, I thought EVERYONE knew that Fred likes the ladies.

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by RickF » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:44 pm

There was a picture of Fred Becky on approach to Temple Crag posted here about four years ago. I did a search but the only returns were Becky references later than 2006. I recall the picture saying Fred was 83 then which would make him 87 now. I read an article in a climbing magazine a year after that and Fred was still climbing. The picture was cool, showing Fred toting a nicely appointed rack and a big camera strapped around his neck. Maybe the SPer that posted it still has the image or knows where to find it here.
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by Guyzo » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:48 pm

What DINGUS said.

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by Dave Dinnell » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:01 am

Poor choice of words on my part-didn't mean to ignite anything...

Meanwhile, back on topic...Paul Petzoldt was getting into the mountains well into his 8th decade, was he not???

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by mconnell » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:22 pm

Harvey Carter was climbing at least to 5.11 2 years ago, which would make him 77.

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