/ THE LOWDOWN: Old man Haston climbs 9a

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Björn Pohl - UKC - on 18 Sep 2009
As most of you probably know by now (been busy today), Stevie Haston, aged 87, has climbed his first 9a, Descente Lolitta at Grotte de Sabart in the French Pyrenées. As Haston brought his walker along for the ride, I'm not entirely sure whether this ascent is to be considered free or aid. Effort...

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=54738

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Anonymous on 28 Sep 2009 - thelowdown-blog
your source says 52 and not 87 ;-)
Anonymous on 28 Sep 2009 - thelowdown-blog
Of course there's flawless limestone caves like that just indiscriminately slathered across southern France like weeds, meanwhile here in the US limestone is as rare as hen's teeth...why god why
Björn Pohl - UKC - on 28 Sep 2009
Well, my source must be wrong then... ;)
Björn Pohl - UKC - on 28 Sep 2009
Yeah right, next you're gonna tell me he didn't bring his walker either, right?
Anonymous on 28 Sep 2009 - thelowdown-blog
Well acording to this: http://www.lasportiva.com/Magazine/Inglese/storico/InfoGare/chie/Stevie.htm

he was born in 1957
i know my calculus isn't great but i believe that will make him 52 :-)
K on 28 Sep 2009 - thelowdown-blog
Massive arms
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redoman on 28 Sep 2009 - thelowdown-blog
Fuck yeah. I always liked your energy over in the states. Kick ass for us old dudes Stevie.

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