Looking for a geezer climber

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Looking for a geezer climber

Post by 1st14erAt50 » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:35 pm

Am 68, experienced and in good shape for my age. Want to climb the following beginning next summer: Pyramid Pk, North Maroon, Snowmass, the Wilsons, Castle Pk, Sunshine, and Sneffels. Yeah, most are difficult but doable. Anybody old want to try?
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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by sigepnader » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:10 am

Define old. I’m hitting Sneffels up this summer if you’d want to partner up.
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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by Jay521 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:42 pm

I'd like to get the Bells this summer/fall. Wanted to do them in 2020 but the guy I wanted to partner up with didn't want to fly out here due to Covid (can't say I blame him). Would prefer to have someone along who's done the route and if we can do that, count me in.
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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by OldTrad » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:06 pm

Make sure you guys equip yourselves with the proper clothing.

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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by Jay521 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:24 pm

Love it!
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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by Cygnus X1 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:21 pm

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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by 1st14erAt50 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:25 pm

Perfect! Where do I get one?
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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by OldTrad » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:00 pm

1st14erAt50 wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:25 pm
Perfect! Where do I get one?
Cygnus X1 and I came up with the idea and I generated this image. You will have to take it to a print shop where they do shirt transfers. Since it's just a 1-color image it should be inexpensive - ie, maybe $20 including the shirt. It's not actually trademarked. :wink:
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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:58 pm

Jay521 wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:24 pm
Love it!
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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by ltlFish99 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:32 pm

1st14erAt50 wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:35 pm
Am 68, experienced and in good shape for my age. Want to climb the following beginning next summer: Pyramid Pk, North Maroon, Snowmass, the Wilsons, Castle Pk, Sunshine, and Sneffels. Yeah, most are difficult but doable. Anybody old want to try?
Most of those are on my list for next summer. I am 61 and hike at a moderate pace.
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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by GeezerClimber » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:36 am

I am Geezer Climber! I did all those in my early-mid 60s when I was young and nimble. Probably not again. I'll be 70 all too soon and I'd be lying if I said I haven't lost any agility and balance in the last 5 years. Oldsters like us do have a disproportionate number of accidents on the hard peaks, so be careful, be safe. Good luck.

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Re: Looking for a geezer climber

Post by Jay521 » Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:49 pm

GeezerClimber wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:36 am
I am Geezer Climber! I did all those in my early-mid 60s when I was young and nimble. Probably not again. I'll be 70 all too soon and I'd be lying if I said I haven't lost any agility and balance in the last 5 years. Oldsters like us do have a disproportionate number of accidents on the hard peaks, so be careful, be safe. Good luck.

Dave
Fortunately, I have about the same agility and balance as when I was in my 60's. Unfortunately, my agility and balance were pretty bad then, too... :)
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