Old Climbers and the routes they climb

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Old Climbers and the routes they climb

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

Cool! at a boy Ejnar!

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by 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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by 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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by 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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by MarthaP » Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:58 pm

Fred Beckey is alive and well and kickin' butt.

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by dan2see » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:05 pm

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

Nice DM, it gives us all hope and inspiration.

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by 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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