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Re: RIP Fred Beckey
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2017, 09:04:13 AM »
I met him in Yosemite in 1978, he comes hiking up to the cliff with a beautiful younger woman (like all the stories about him said), throws down his rope in front of us, and blasts up the first pitch of After Six in about 30 seconds. By the time I got to the first belay they were already on top of the route.

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Re: RIP Fred Beckey
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 04:55:02 PM »
Just met him briefly at a slideshow book signing at IME a couple of years ago. Really seemed like he was truly living the dream.
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Re: RIP Fred Beckey
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 08:49:01 PM »
Struck down in his prime, poor guy  :P
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