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Aug 2, 2011 – 70-Year-Old Climbs Skywalker

On July 28, 2011, Dick Culbert (now in his 70s and with a replaced knee) came out of a 40-year retirement from climbing to make a historic ascent of Skywalker 5.8 in Squamish.

On July 28, 2011, Dick Culbert (now in his 70s and with a replaced knee) came out of a 40-year retirement from climbing to make a historic ascent of Skywalker 5.8 in Squamish. The five-pitch route was developed in fall of 2010 by Jeremy Frimer and follows parts of Dick Culbert’s 1967 first ascent of Forked Flume. Check out the video which includes an insightful interview with Culbert.

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