Don't Let Age Stop Your Dreams
November 1 2023
“The Best Is Yet To Come", featuring Chuck Odette, is a story about what makes a life well-lived, and worth living.
The limitations that we set for ourselves often fall short of our true potential. How do we transcend limitations? How do we take these perceived ‘weaknesses’ and use them to achieve the things we want most in this world?
Ask Chuck Odette.
At the age of 66, Chuck Odette is a likely candidate for oldest climber you’ll see at the crag. But he won’t be the weakest. Chuck lives a life centered around rock climbing. Seven years ago he retired from work, sold his home, and lit out across the country with his wife in a sixteen-foot camp trailer to chase good weather and steep rock.
What's In Chuck's Pack?
When Chuck hits the crag, he's committed to his objective and makes sure he has everything he needs to set himself up for success:
- Backpack - Petzl TRANSPORT 45L
- Rope - Petzl CONTACT 9.8mm
- Quickdraws - Petzl SPIRIT EXPRESS
- Harness - Petzl HIRUNDOS
- Chalk Bag - Petzl SAKA
- Belay System - Petzl GRIGRI + with a Petzl FREINO carabiner, Petzl CORDEX gloves, and Pitch Six EyeSend belay glasses
- Rope Tarp - Petzl TARP
- Shoes - Evolv Shaman Pro LV and Evolv Zenist
- Knee Pads - Send Classic SI
- Food and Water
- Insulated Jacket and Beanie
- Tape and skin file