Lee Sheftel started climbing at age 36, did his first 5.14 at age 59, and now, over 70 yeas old, he continues to chuck laps on 5.13s, such as Pumporama (5.13a). Sheftel figures he's done Pumporama (5.13a), shown here, at least 100 times. Last June, a few dozen climbers gathered in the park to celebrate this leading senior's 70th birthday, with chocolate cake and lots and lots of candles.
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