1979:

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Win­ter solo of D7 ( V 5.6 A2) on the Di­a­mond. In spring, climbed The Shield ( VI 5.10 A3) on El Cap­i­tan with Sullivan. In May on Denali, Stump, Lo­gan, and Jack Tackle per­formed a dar­ing res­cue of Tackle’s part­ner, Ken Cur­rens, whom Tackle had en­sconced in a snow cave with a bro­ken fe­mur dur­ing a new-route at­tempt on the South­west Face. Rac­ing a storm, the trio soloed up 60de­gree ice and then low­ered Cur­rens in a lit­ter just be­fore the storm ar­rived.

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