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Out of the woods...still need pro... Thin Man.
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Mar 26, 2015
Out of the woods...still need pro... Thin Man.  
Sinking that right hand in the jug is the goal when you tweak through the crux on this route. It has a funny way of delivering a flash pump, because it is in your face right off the bat, and the difficulties increase all the way up until you plant that jug. The thin rail to the left takes those TCU's. In the fall of '84 I was sitting near this climb when a guy walks on by to solo Thin Man. We were all alone over on the North Face, and I asked him if he's reconsider, but he did not. Not long afterward, I was racing to the top of the rock to throw him a loop of rope: He was stuck, pumped and begging for help from a position about five feet to the left of where I am in this photo. I did get the rope to him...barely. I never did take to the solo thing...ever. All the great soloists are dead...except the current one... Mar 26, 2015

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