Another great day on the coolest peak in the park. Caught in thunder, graupel, snow, and rain on the descent but fortunately it was brief. Climbed with Cory, Rob, Astrid. Met a GMS group on their descent.
Group of 4 ahead of us on Thin Man so we were delayed and took some rockfall. Had a late but great summit at 4:20. On the descent got off route for a little while. Then once back on route had one of the rap stations completely fail on a climber. She took a scary fall which could have been hundreds of feet but she ended up falling ~50' and was largely uninjured. Downclimbed in the dark through the night as we were slow. Was a gorgeous night and we had a blast.
This is now my favorite peak too!
A great Team with Tyler, Kevin, and Ross. All of us were first timers. The day was a bit smokey, but went smoothly.
Climbed again in 2017 on August 20th. the 94th anniversary of its first known ascent by Norman Clyde With Casey and Hannah
Again in 2018 with Cam. The Smoke was so thick you could barley see Iceberg Peak.
08/22/17 - via Thin Man's Pleasure for the Solar Eclipse - w/Julia
08/31/17 - Thin Man's - w/Jaclyn Rushing
Such a fun climb. Many more ascents to come. My favorite Peak in the park thus far!
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.
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.
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.
2006 via Chimney Route with Ron
2006 via Chimney Route with Ron and April
1982 via Thin Man with Bill
climbed thin mans , a couple of times. Great climb, good rock for the park.
Climbed once with BP and once with Katie, KG, and MG.
Mtsurveyor spells it all out, so check his log for details. A fine climb via an interesting approach.
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!
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!
CLIMBED WITH OTHG LED BY WALT'S RANGER SON VIA THIN MAN'S PLEASURE AND CHIMNEY ROUTES
Climbed in 1970 with Bill Bishop and in 1980 with Paul Bishop & Jim Spearman.