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ssheriffWilbur approach & route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2014


To avoid almost all the timber and tall brush on the lower part of the route walk along the Swiftcurrent Pass Trail about 0.5 miles past Redrock Falls and you'll see the best approach (obvious on Google Earth). There are several great bivy sites on the benches holding snow from 6,300'-6,500' with nearby water. When you reach the scree ledge above the diorite band as described by both Edwards and Brunckhorst the Thin Man's Pleasure route is about 50 meters to the right (north) and the hole you squeeze through is obvious. Another few steps north leads to a 3rd class way to the easy squeeze. Most climbers would rate the route as 4th class; some would like a rope for a short (5m) exposed step when crossing to the top of the chimney route after the squeeze. Currently (8/3/2014) there are two good pitons for rappeling Thin Man's chimney.
Posted Aug 4, 2014 10:25 pm

ManyGlacierMountaineerHeavy Shield  Sucess!


2009 - w/ George Handuc, Tyler Haasch
2010 - w/ Adam Walker
2011 - w/ Tyler Haasch, Kent Lockman
2012 - w/ Xenja Poljakowa, Borja L-S, Brennan Hughes

Thin Man's Pleasure Route each time.
Posted Feb 24, 2013 5:34 pm

RoryKuykendallChimney Route
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2012


Climbed with Ely Behrhorst & Lia Hardy. We were looking for Thin Man's Pleasure but ended up ascending the Chimney Route instead. Luckily, we realized our error and descended via Thin Man's Pleasure. The Chimney Route is pretty dangerous, but the crux moves are secure and the rock is decent. Being on the summit is a religious experience to anyone who is passionate about climbing in GNP. It was a beautiful day.
Posted Oct 22, 2012 5:09 am

larch32Thin  Sucess!
Very pleasurable.
Posted Mar 3, 2012 10:18 pm

EarMountainMount Wilbur  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 21, 2006


2006 via Chimney Route with Ron
2006 via Chimney Route with Ron and April
1982 via Thin Man with Bill
Posted May 25, 2010 12:42 pm

pyergerthin man  Sucess!


climbed thin mans , a couple of times. Great climb, good rock for the park.
Posted Jun 17, 2009 9:29 am

bfrenchThin Man's  Sucess!


Climbed once with BP and once with Katie, KG, and MG.
Posted Apr 21, 2009 11:37 pm

mtn earShangri La/Thin Man's Pleasure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008

mtn ear

Mtsurveyor spells it all out, so check his log for details. A fine climb via an interesting approach.
Posted Aug 25, 2008 4:15 pm

mtsurveyorThe Rocky Mountaineers take on Thin Man's Pleasure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2008


We summited Wilbur during The Rocky Mountaineers 4th annual Glacier Classic (weekend get-away). Seven of us headed up. Six of us reached the summit. We approached Wilbur via Shangri La Lake and Bullhead point. We traversed the entire southeast face on a good goat trail. The weather was great and a good time was had by all. We summited around 3:00 pm and were back at the campground eating burritos by 8:45 pm. Many thanks and kudos to Levi for guiding us up!

Joshua Phillips
Posted Aug 25, 2008 2:54 pm

sushimanthin man's pleasure  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 1998


long day, but WELL worth it. topped out at about 5:30p.m. and had to find our way back to the trail in the dark. some of the best views in the park, with a little bit of steep scrambling to spice it up a bit!
Posted Mar 28, 2008 12:04 pm

jimeganMT WILBUR  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 1995


Posted Feb 6, 2008 12:29 pm

Fred SpickerRoute Climbed: Thin Man's Pleasure Date Climbed: Summer 1970 & 21 July 1980  Sucess!

Fred Spicker

Climbed in 1970 with Bill Bishop and in 1980 with Paul Bishop & Jim Spearman.
Posted Aug 28, 2002 3:54 pm

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