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#45428 - 06/08/09 09:28 PM Re: DAMN those pins on Thin Slabs Direct are OLD! [Re: MarcC]
SethG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
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Originally Posted By: MarcC
Found this via google:
http://www.jeffdeutsch.com/albums/20061103/26_s.jpg

There are some other photos on his site.
[Didn't embed the photo here out of respect for his bandwidth.]


That is useful. Nah, didn't do that. Went higher, not lower. There are some photos on mountainproject from deniso that show a dude following the pitch using the holds I used, although with considerably better style!

Next time I'll go low.
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#45449 - 06/09/09 01:38 AM Re: DAMN those pins on Thin Slabs Direct are OLD! [Re: RangerRob]
MarcC Offline
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Originally Posted By: RangerRob
What's bandwidth??

Do you also not know about google? Really?
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#45453 - 06/09/09 01:57 AM Re: DAMN those pins on Thin Slabs Direct are OLD! [Re: MarcC]
RangerRob Offline
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of course I do know about google. I used to play that word game when I was a kid with my parents. Really fun to shake around the letters in that cube thing

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#45457 - 06/09/09 03:57 AM Re: DAMN those pins on Thin Slabs Direct are OLD! [Re: RangerRob]
pedestrian Offline
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Registered: 08/05/02
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Loc: a heavily fortified bunker!
Thanks for posting this. Great story and this is tempting me to go back up there and see what you're talking about. Been a long time since I was up there.

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#46486 - 07/07/09 05:24 PM Re: DAMN those pins on Thin Slabs Direct are OLD! [Re: pedestrian]
Julka7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/09
Posts: 11
Loc: Gardiner, NY
Tested the last really crappy looking pin/ring this weekend. Got to the end of the traverse (after hanging on the last two pins), and realized that I have pretty much one move left to get onto the face and that I can't do it because I have nothing left in my arms. "Falling", I said, but nothing happened. Then I hung there for a while, because there was not much else to do. Then my prediction came true and I went into the wall feet first. Bruised heel, but very exciting for my first leader fall. Good news is that pin/ring is fully functional (at least for my 120 swinging pounds).

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#46492 - 07/07/09 06:29 PM Re: DAMN those pins on Thin Slabs Direct are OLD! [Re: Julka7]
chip Offline
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Yikes! Those ring pins are at least 45-50 years old. Glad you are OK. I shudder to think of my 180 lbs. thwapping down onto that.

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#46494 - 07/07/09 06:32 PM Re: DAMN those pins on Thin Slabs Direct are OLD! [Re: chip]
MarcC Offline
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Originally Posted By: chip
Yikes! Those ring pins are at least 45-50 years old. Glad you are OK. I shudder to think of my 180 lbs. thwapping down onto that.

Past history is no indication of future performance. That pin is just as questionable now as it was before the recent test. Perhaps more so.
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#47305 - 08/03/09 10:08 PM Re: DAMN those pins on Thin Slabs Direct are OLD! [Re: MarcC]
ShakesALot Offline
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Registered: 04/19/04
Posts: 258
Loc: NJ

SethG should appreciate this, assuming it's not him in the video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyU-U8_DnUM&feature=channel

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#47307 - 08/04/09 01:26 AM Re: DAMN those pins on Thin Slabs Direct are OLD! [Re: ShakesALot]
SethG Offline
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Loc: NYC
Not me but it brings back memories!
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#47308 - 08/04/09 04:34 AM Re: DAMN those pins on Thin Slabs Direct are OLD! [Re: SethG]
tokyo bill Offline
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Registered: 08/24/00
Posts: 793
Loc: Tokyo
Never done that route, but damn it looks like fun!

Kind of disconcerting at the beginning of the clip to hear a male voice from the belay ledge and then have the belayer glance down and show a conspicuously female torso....

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