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Thin Red Line 

YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12c French: 7b+ Ewbanks: 27 UIAA: IX- British: E6 6b [details]
FA: (TR) Ron Fawcett 1985, FL: Darrel Hensel
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 20, 2006
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Thin Red Line, 5.12


This is the left bolted route on a large blank face at the base of the Northwest Face of Cyclops next or left to The Eye. Thin face moves follow a "red line" past a bolt to an incut/mantel that lead to another bolt. The moves out from this are the crux. Faces the road. Continuous and hard.


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Thin Red Line (5.12c R)
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Richard, doing his best Zombie Woof pose for the Thin Red Line (5.12c R)
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By Murf
Mar 20, 2006

Isn't this a Woodward lead that had two bolts? As is typical of many of his routes, it was supposed to be super spooky. Would seem to me a bolt was added?

By Adam Stackhouse
May 3, 2006

Murf, I double checked my work, and you are correct. There are only two widely spaced bolts on this route. Thanks

By Darrell Hensel
Dec 17, 2007

Two bolts is correct. FL: Darrell Hensel, repeated by Jonny Woodward.

By Jeremy Werlin
Feb 7, 2008

Does Ron Fawcett have any history with this route?

By Darrell Hensel
Feb 28, 2008

Yes. Fawcett originally top-roped the route. It was subsequently led. The FA info for the route does state - FA, Ron Fawcett, TR.

By johannsolo
From: So Cal
Nov 12, 2013

I have TR'd this route (mini-trax) more than a few times over the last few years. I was giving it one last run prior to leading it, since my belayer wanted to boulder at Manx, and broke off a crucial knob above the second bolt (not sure if that was last season or the year before). This is now the crux. After three more days working it I was able to do it again clean, on TR. Probably 12d now but I'll wait to rate it till I lead it, hopefully this season.