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Metro NY Chapter: Dirtbag: Legend of Fred Beckey

  • GP81 81 Quay Street Brooklyn, NY 11222 (map)

Join us at one of NYC newest gyms, GP81 for Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey, a documentary film celebrating the life and legacy of the original “dirtbag” mountaineer, who died last year at 94.

Fred is a true American icon, whose monumental first ascents and eloquent stories inspired generations of climbers to get out and find adventure. Come check out the gym, get a deal on a day-pass and learn about the rebel athlete who pioneered the dirtbag lifestyle and set the standard for what it means to be truly "committed."

GP81 is a new bouldering gym located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that was designed and built by local climbers. It is a training-focused facility catering directly to the NYC climbing community. A full fitness set-up and densely packed boulder problems allow any dedicated climber to make gains and see improvements. The gym features 6,500 sq ft of climbing terrain, including two Moon Boards, a custom GP81 board, and walls of 30, 45 and 60 degrees. Film tickets are $15 in advance/$18 at the door and include beer and a GP81 koozie.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling GP81 at 347-689-3082 or stopping by the gym. The gym will be be open all day and seating for the movie begins at 7pm. Space is limited, RSVP to reserve your spot and then purchase the tickets directly from GP81.