On the Road with Fred: A short Tribute


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Camster (Rhymes with Hamster)

Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 29, 2014 - 01:41pm PT
These pics all need rescanning and I lot of additional manipulation. Anyway, I thought a few STers might enjoy them. All pics Camshaft

Fred on the phone. Las Cruces, NM, 1991.

McDonalds, Las Cruces, NM. 1991

The black book isn't really just a black book. It's a small book with about 8,000 cards with notes shoved inside. At least it was on this trip. Northern Mexico. 1991.

The late Mike Baker (RIP) and Fred. Hotel room. Penon Blanco Mexico. 1991.

Fred with motorcycle. Torreon, Mexico. 1991

Fred in the Wind River Range, 1996.

Untangling the rope. Wind River Range, 1996.

Fred repacking in a supermarket parking lot. St George, Utah. 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2).

Changing in Zion. 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2).

Cooking dinner at the laundromat. 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2).

We camped on a Park City artist's ranch with Andrew Nichols and Jersey Dave Littman. 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2).

Fred and Jersey Dave Littman looking at Prodigal. 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2)

JDL (right) and Fred 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2).

Lots of crazy sculptures there. JDL and Fred studying the art. 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2).

Fred meets Freeway the horse. 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2).

Another sculpture (the thing on the left) 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2).

More scupltures. More coiling. 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2).

With the Great White Throne. 2000. (Zion trip 1 of 2).

Visitor Center, Red Rocks. 2000.

Short, personal break. Red Rocks. 2000.

Hiking in to Crimson Chrisalis. Red Rocks. 2000.

Bad bivy. Red Rocks. 2000.

Coffee at Red Rocks. 2000.

Hiking out. Red Rocks. 2000.

Hey Fred, let's try Zion again again and bring Pete Doorish along! 2000. (Zion trip 2 of 2).

Pete and Fred looking at Angels Landing. 2000. (Zion trip 2 of 2).

Pete belaying; Fred gardening. FA attempt on Wigs in Space. (Zion trip 2 of 2).

And yes, it's raining again. Fred bailing off Wigs attempt. 2000. (Zion trip 2 of 2).
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Dec 29, 2014 - 01:51pm PT
Fred is totally amazing, what a force of nature

thanks for the post Cam, wonderful history in images

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Dec 29, 2014 - 02:10pm PT
Why do I laugh at every picture of Fred? HaHaHahahaha! What a guy! :-))

Haven't seen Doorish since our Mt Constance death route! Woot!

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Dec 29, 2014 - 02:24pm PT
Bump for excellent pics of an amazing man. Thanks, Cam!


Trad climber
Portland, Or
Dec 29, 2014 - 02:44pm PT
Thanks for posting these. I am struggling to find my copy of Mtn Gazette #96, which contains many of the images and which has the excellent dirtbag article (which centers, of course, on Fred).
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
Dec 29, 2014 - 02:53pm PT
Some solid gold right there, loved your piece on him in your book 😀😉

Dec 29, 2014 - 03:10pm PT

you're killing it around here...

thanks much for your most recent photo contributions to this joint!

Trad climber
Dec 29, 2014 - 03:13pm PT
Great selection of imagery! Life with Fred is obviously an adventure in more than just the climbing way.

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Dec 29, 2014 - 03:26pm PT
Thanks! I remember back in 1963 that Layton Kor was already telling me, "If you think I've climbed a lot, you should meet this guy named Fred Beckey".

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 29, 2014 - 04:47pm PT
DMT... dont know ... but he is missing a sock.

Fred Becky is an inspiration to all of US, a true Master of the stone, and Ice and the ladies...so I hear.

Cam, thanks for taking the time to share.

Trad climber
Dec 29, 2014 - 06:15pm PT

Boulder climber
Dec 29, 2014 - 09:59pm PT
Fred was old when I was young! How can that be???

A national treasure. Always reminds me of Paul Erdös, the world's most famous mathematician of recent times. He wandered all over the planet with his possessions in a shopping bag, staying at the homes of faculty members of the universities he visited. But he didn't make it past age 83. Fred must be 110 by now.

Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Dec 15, 2018 - 12:03pm PT
Bump for Grateful Fred...

Dec 15, 2018 - 12:28pm PT
I missed this thread, thanks for the bump...

Fred pulls the crux of the 5.7 at Ortega Falls aided by considerable tension. He marveled numerous times about the rock quality. An enjoyable day for all, by all accounts.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Dec 15, 2018 - 03:22pm PT
Fred stayed with me decades ago. When he was leaving I happened to mention a party in Vegas a week hence. Earlier I had made an offhand comment about it being easy to get laid in Vegas.

Day of the party my friend said Fred showed up 3 hours early.

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Dec 15, 2018 - 06:15pm PT
I missed it the first time around as well. Great pics. Thanks Cameron

the east
Dec 15, 2018 - 06:25pm PT
Hanging around minya konka, most peaks I ask about gets the reply 'Fred Becky was out there in the 90s'.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Dec 15, 2018 - 06:31pm PT
Fred we barely knew ye...
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