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Farmington man celebrates 95th birthday milestone by scaling rock wall
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http://www.therepublic.com/...-Rock-Climbing-at-95

It took his old hands a few minutes to tie a rewoven-figure-eight knot through the loops on his 40-year-old climbing harness.

At times he struggled to keep his footing because of a bad ankle.

But to celebrate his 95th birthday on Monday, John Rusen reached the top of the 30-foot climbing wall at the San Juan College Health and Human Performance Center.



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It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.

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You rock old guy!


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God willing, that will be me in 40 years...


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Big props to you, Mr Rusen! Climb on...


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bearbreeder wrote:
http://www.therepublic.com/...-Rock-Climbing-at-95

It took his old hands a few minutes to tie a rewoven-figure-eight knot through the loops on his 40-year-old climbing harness.

At times he struggled to keep his footing because of a bad ankle.

But to celebrate his 95th birthday on Monday, John Rusen reached the top of the 30-foot climbing wall at the San Juan College Health and Human Performance Center.

not quite 95, but still:

http://www.up-climbing.com/...6-years--performance


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i saw mr beckley at the base of merci me while rapping down from the split a few weeks ago ... the guy is like 89

hes still got the mojo Wink


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