Kevin Thaw breaks heel on Obsession Fatale

Sep/2002
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+Kevin Thaw before and after his onsight attempt on Obsession Fatale (E8 6c), Roaches Lower Tier, 82 kbKevin Thaw before and after his onsight attempt on Obsession Fatale (E8 6c), Roaches Lower Tier
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Perhaps best known for his repeats of some of El Cap's most difficult aid routes, including the Reticent Wall (VI 5.9 A5) and Plastic Surgery Disaster (VI 5.10 A5), the last place that you'd expect ex-pat and North Face sponsored Kevin Thaw to injur himself would be on the grit! Sources close to whom Climbing magazine once described as the "best all-around climber in Britain", said that Kevin was more embarrassed than distressed about breaking his heel falling from the last moves of Obsession Fatale (E7 6c) last weekend.
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