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Still doing routes after 40+ years of climbing...
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Guy H.
Oct 30, 2004
Still doing routes after 40+ years of climbing...  
Guy H.
Fort Collins CO
Guy H.   Fort Collins CO
Here is a little back story to this photo...

Fred was hanging out with a bunch young climbers 1/3rd or 1/4th his age. After a conversation about the pudding he had for breakfast, he decided to lead this 5.6. Not seeing the drilled pitons, he proceeds to run it out to the roof crux at 60ft. He then clips his first piece of gear and proceeds to whip on that single piece repeatedly. I was both inspired and horrified at the same time. What a life he has lived! 4 days ago
Jay Eggleston
Denver
Jay Eggleston   Denver
Awesome! Jan 14, 2017
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
Recent articles say Six Decades, but Fred Beckey began climbing in the North Cascades near his home in Seattle at the age of thirteen. He's ninety-three now, so he's in his EIGHTH DECADE of climbing!!! Jan 14, 2017

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