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By Ross Henry
Nov 3, 2012
me in seneca

So I was just trying to get a forum, of what people think would be the most rad, crazy, dangerous alpine route that has been attempted, never complete or was somehow completed?


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By Kilroywashere!
From Harrisonburg, Virginia
Nov 3, 2012
Kilroy

skarks tooth/meru, center of the universe....read the article about it in Ascent, absolutely amazing, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk(especially after Ozturks accident)got it after an attempt in 2008. who knows how many other have tried, something ridiculous though!


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By Ian Stewart
Nov 3, 2012

Kilroywashere! wrote:
skarks tooth/meru, center of the universe....read the article about it in Ascent, absolutely amazing


Or better yet, wait until next year when Ozturks feature-length film about the ascent, Meru, is released. Or if you're impatient, the Real Rock tour features somewhere around 25 minutes or so of the film. It really is breathtaking.


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By Jeremy Monahan
From Fort Fun, CO
Nov 3, 2012
View of Longs Peak from Mt. Alice, RMNP

North Ridge of Latok I

Jeff Lowe, George Kennedy, Jim Donini and Michael Kennedy were lucky to escape the first attempt with there lives.

There's a good collection of quotes from Lowe and Donini on this page


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By Derek Roland
Nov 3, 2012

North ridge of Latok 1. Lowe Donini Kennedy

Hoping Conrad picks this as a project :)

[img]http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p231/scgrossman/LatokIClimbingMarchApril1979A9.jpg[/img]

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Edit lol someone beat me to it

But it bears repeating


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By T.L. Kushner
Nov 3, 2012

wasn't there a face on the devil's thumb in AK that had never been climbed because of avalanche danger? i want to say i remember something about several expeditions to attempt the line ending in fatalaties.


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By David Meyer
From Stevens Point, WI
Nov 3, 2012
Amarillo Sunset 11b Red River Gorge

As far as I know, the northwest face of the Devil's Thumb in Alaska has yet to see an ascent. It looks truly daunting.

www.backpacker.com/august_2003_adventure_devils_thumb/articl>>>


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By ChristopherAust
From Ohio
Nov 4, 2012
omg

Ian Stewart wrote:
Or better yet, wait until next year when Ozturks feature-length film about the ascent, Meru, is released. Or if you're impatient, the Real Rock tour features somewhere around 25 minutes or so of the film. It really is breathtaking.

Oh cool, I'm heading to see Reel Rock tomorrow night.


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By Benjamin Chapman
From Small Town, USA
Nov 4, 2012
old 1/4" bolt.

Without a doubt.......NORTH RIDGE of LATOK I. The Lowes, Donini, and Kennedy were light years ahead of their time and they probably would have completed the route had Jeff Lowe not become ill. Just look at the number of expeditions that have attempted this amazing line. More than 30 unsuccessful expeditions. Josh Wharton has attempted it several times without success, claiming to have spent more than 6 months below the face, in total.


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By Benjamin Chapman
From Small Town, USA
Nov 4, 2012
old 1/4" bolt.

Jeremy Monahan.....who's George Kennedy? The party consisted of Jeff Lowe, George Lowe, Jim Dononi, and Michael Kennedy. And the Shark's Fin on Meru HAS been done by Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk, and Jimmy Chin.
Kilroywashere....where's the Skarks tooth???......SHARK'S FIN, Meru Central (6310m).


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By Ross Henry
Nov 4, 2012
me in seneca

Thanks, makes for some good eye candy, in these slower months


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By Jeremy Monahan
From Fort Fun, CO
Nov 4, 2012
View of Longs Peak from Mt. Alice, RMNP

Whoops, good catch Benjamin. It was definitely George Lowe.


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By Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Nov 4, 2012
Cleo's Needle

Benjamin Chapman wrote:
Jeremy Monahan.....who's George Kennedy?


George came out of retirement to climb this time instead of just managing the team. Extra rehab really helped with his ankle.





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By Brendan Blanchard
From Strafford, NH
Nov 4, 2012
Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH

A face of the Devils Thumb (AK) was done by John Krakauer, self narrated in Eiger Dreams and Into The Wild. It may not have been the North face though.


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By Finn the Human
From The Land of Ooo
Nov 4, 2012
Mathematical!

Brendan Blanchard wrote:
A face of the Devils Thumb (AK) was done by John Krakauer, self narrated in Eiger Dreams and Into The Wild. It may not have been the North face though.


From Wikipedia wrote:
In 1977 Jon Krakauer successfully climbed the East Ridge of the Devils Thumb.


If I remember right, Krakauer did his ascent solo.


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By Kilroywashere!
From Harrisonburg, Virginia
Nov 4, 2012
Kilroy

Benjamin Chapman wrote:
Jeremy Monahan.....who's George Kennedy? The party consisted of Jeff Lowe, George Lowe, Jim Dononi, and Michael Kennedy. And the Shark's Fin on Meru HAS been done by Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk, and Jimmy Chin. Kilroywashere....where's the Skarks tooth???......SHARK'S FIN, Meru Central (6310m).

hahah shit your right...sorry. and yes. it has, thats what we've been saying. hell theres a bunch of good footage on youtube of the ascent including on the summit on North Faces page, good stuff.


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