Dirtbag: Fred Beckey

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moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Apr 22, 2018 - 08:12pm PT
Btw, the girl to my right was an editor and also filmed the last scenes of the Original Dirtbag.

Moose
John Morton

climber
Apr 23, 2018 - 08:51am PT
Saw it yesterday.

The contrast of Beckey and Whittaker speaks volumes. Whittaker is invited to the White House and climbs with Robert Kennedy, Beckey sleeps by his car on the gravel and eats sugar packets.
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Apr 27, 2018 - 08:00pm PT
I've been meaning to post this climbing story and photo from the December 1968 issue of Summit magazine.

Credit: McHale's Navy

Credit: McHale's Navy

Roots

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
May 7, 2018 - 12:46pm PT
Saw it this past Friday in Bend. Good movie about a great climber.

There was a Q&A session afterwards. Both the producer and Fred did not want it to be titled Dirtbag. Direct Becky was the original title, but dirtbag kept coming up in interviews and conversations. Fred eventually warmed up to the title and even asked for movie schwag.

I think the title is an appropriate compliment to Fred. As Chouinard says, he taught everyone how to do it.
i-b-goB

Social climber
Wise Acres
May 7, 2018 - 02:20pm PT
His stage name was Dirtbaggy Bag!
Cheers to Da Man Fred!
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