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Is there climbing after 50 ! 1-Jul-2010 At 10:48:57 AM brat
"So you could onsight the same route every weekend!" Yep, probably every hour!

I'm 53 and have a number of injuries that would have allowed me to withdraw from climbing gracously but I've enjoyed showing my partner some beautiful parts of the world and climbing on the way. Instead we have a 21 month old daughter and 7 month old son that have held back my climbing more than any injuries could ever have done!

The first thing you have to swallow is your pride, I've tended towards being anti-social to cover for my lack of ability, I head to the quiet end of the crag and get beat up by climbs I wouldn't have even roped up for 10 years ago. Actually 20 years ago I didn't wear rope so your life/expectations change. So now I'm waiting for the 2 youngsters to be able to climb so I can mentor them to kick the arses of the young whipper snippers currently making me feel old!

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