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rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 1, 2017 - 10:03am PT
Happy New Year folks, and for our substantial geezer population, here's a celebration of keeping on keeping on.

https://vimeo.com/197621404
Rolfr

Trad climber
La Quinta and Penticton BC
Jan 1, 2017 - 10:39am PT
Nice, thanks for posting.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jan 1, 2017 - 10:48am PT
thx rgold! Dig it!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jan 1, 2017 - 10:48am PT
I aspire to be one of those guys, but I have a long ways to go!
Brilliant!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 1, 2017 - 10:55am PT

Life-affirming, wonder-ful....
jogill

climber
Colorado
Jan 1, 2017 - 11:13am PT
Terrific video, Rich! Reminds me a little of the one of Fred Arschenbault doing 20 pull-ups in New Hampshire at 89. Maybe you and Donini can be featured in one in a few years!

;>)
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2017 - 12:10pm PT
He's 88 in this video:

i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
Jan 1, 2017 - 01:11pm PT
^^^
Awesome!

I liked the spots in the vid too!
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 1, 2017 - 01:31pm PT
Thanks brother rgold!

Not pulling down hard enough, or often enough, but still pulling down.
All hail the geezers, the puppies will be there soon enough!
Credit: survival
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 1, 2017 - 02:32pm PT
You're never too old to learn the heel hook, jogill!

Thank you, RG!
jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
Jan 1, 2017 - 03:00pm PT
You're never too old to learn the heel hook, jogill!

Jungle gymnastics. Always will be!
yanqui

climber
Balcarce, Argentina
Jan 1, 2017 - 03:05pm PT
Thanks for that one rgold
nah000

climber
no/w/here
Jan 1, 2017 - 03:17pm PT
Blondie is a phenomenon...

tfpu.
Mark Force

Trad climber
Ashland, Oregon
Jan 1, 2017 - 03:30pm PT
Sweet share. Thanks!
Scott McNamara

climber
Tucson, Arizona
Jan 1, 2017 - 04:35pm PT
Thanks, rgold!

Very inspiring.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jan 1, 2017 - 07:24pm PT


Why Knot?
Crimpergirl

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Jan 1, 2017 - 07:52pm PT
I really enjoyed that. Their psyche is infectious!
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2017 - 08:21pm PT
This in the same vein, beautiful, far more bittersweet, with the love of climbing just as inspiring I think...

https://vimeo.com/195921976,

and of course there is a day with Fred in the Dolomites,



Bad Climber

Trad climber
The Lawless Border Regions
Jan 1, 2017 - 08:43pm PT
Great, great stuff. It will be 40 years on the rock next year. I'm no great climber, but as long as I can, I'm on it.

Keep the faith, one and all.

Here's to many great pitches this year!

BAd
rgold

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 1, 2017 - 09:18pm PT
My 60th climbing anniversary is this July. I climb with a similarly superannuated group of old-timers at a gym in Poughkeepsie (we don't have any 80 year-olds yet, but there are a few in our 70's). We've dubbed ourselves the Assisted Living Climbing Team, but have neither the T-shirts nor the living arrangements to justify the name.

I started out on the Grand Teton,

Grand Teton via Owen-Spaulding, July 25, 1957
Grand Teton via Owen-Spaulding, July 25, 1957
Credit: rgold

and if health and other imponderables allow it, I'm hoping to return to the Tetons this summer for a little celebration.
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