At the age of 89, Fred Beckey is at it again. Beckey roped up with two other climbers to do Tranquility, a three-pitch 5.6 in Joshua Tree. Beckey turns 90 on January 14 and is an American climbing treasure.
"His body may have been weakened by age, but he can still move fluidly and thoughtlessly, like he's been doing it for 70+ years!" Richard Shore writes on Mountainproject.com. Shore soloed the route beside the team and took photos.
"Hard of hearing, Fred couldn't quite understand what the name of the tower was called - 'Hedgehog? Moosecock? Moosecat? Oh, Moosedog! Like the one I did in the Karakoram,'" Shore writes on Mountain Project.
Check out these sweet photos from the climb:
Photos by Richard Shore.