Type: Sport, 210 ft (64 m), 2 pitches
FA: Mark Sprague 8/00
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Shared By: M Sprague on Sep 18, 2007 · Updates
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As The World Burns is an often overlooked second pitch from the anchors of Thin Man that offers wild, exposed and pumpy climbing up through the steep center of the Iron Man Wall.

Highly recommended if you want to hang it out above the crowds.

Climb Thin Man or reach the anchors by climbing Underdog or Peanutman and traversing left. From the anchors head left and up a steep face, then make a pumpy traverse right under a roof before pulling it and tackling the final steepness to gain a nice belay ledge.

If you want to keep the adventure going, belay here and continue up The Thing for a third pitch. If stopping, you are a little too high to simply lower to the Iron Man ledge unless you have a 70m. With a 60m you will have to lower in two drops, tramming back to the Thin Man belay to anchor, pull and lower again. Alternatively, rapping off the Via Ferrata anchors 20 feet over, on the right side of the belay ledge, will get you down with a 60m in one drop (barely).

A sling or two and longish draws will keep everything running smoothly as you fight the pump near the top.

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The middle of the Main Cliff, above the Iron Man ledge, up above Thin Man, through that crazy exposed steepness : ))

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Bolts to a bolted anchor (Just clip the eyebolts to avoid extra drag, and not the old "removable" bolt or any pin if still there.)  A 60m rope will work, but a 70m will make the logistics easier for lowering


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