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Sessions 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Shane Willet, Fred Henion, Jonathan Knight, 1995
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Submitted By: Paul S on Jan 1, 2005

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Description 

Underneath the huge overhang at the Stone Garden there is a ledge that can be reached by walking/scrambling up some loose dirt to the right of it. Once on the ledge there is a bolt that can be clipped. This marks the start of the route. Sessions follows the bolts that go furthest left of the climber. Sessions reminded me of climbing an upside down stair case. Very fun and substained climbing!

Protection 

~12 draws


Photos of Sessions Slideshow Add Photo
Tim on Sessions
Tim on Sessions
Kelly working it.
Kelly working it.
lowering off Sessons
lowering off Sessons
Rick leading Sessions
Rick leading Sessions
Homeboy almost had a perfect accent, here you can see him peel off......
Homeboy almost had a perfect accent, here you can ...
I snapped a few pics of homeboy on sessions.
I snapped a few pics of homeboy on sessions.
this is a great pic of the route
this is a great pic of the route
Big holds in steep terrain. Best route at Stone Garden (that I have done).
Big holds in steep terrain. Best route at Stone Ga...

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By Nicholas Yaskoff
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 21, 2014
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

CONDITION REPORT 
The quick link on the fixed chain (bolt 4) has been replaced as of 7/19/14. The carabineer looked worn, but still safe, however, it probably should be replaced in the next couple of months given the frequency of use and abuse.
By Anonymous Coward
Aug 24, 2005

As fun as sport climbing gets... Sessions is reason in itself to get me to the Uintas. Nice work Jonathon!
By d-know
From: electric lady land
Jan 28, 2006
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

one of my favorite clip-ups of all time.
this gem almost overhangs as much as it goes up!
By Alec
Aug 29, 2009

We snapped a dogbone on the 4th bolt of this today. He took a pretty big whipper and nearly decked. Looks like there was a pretty sharp edge slowly sawing the quickdraw on each fall (there were probably 4-5 beforehand throughout the day), right before the crux. Check your draws for wear on this one if you're working it for a while!
By camhead
From: Vandalia, Appalachia
Jul 26, 2011

Was it just me, or does this route get terrible rope drag? I'm not sure if long draws would alleviate it, but the final lip turn was horrendous. I actually had to jug the route to clean it. Def. a candidate for permadraws, in my opinion.
By Ryan Stott
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 16, 2011
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

What is the line just left of Sessions on the big overhang? It is now marked as 12b in chalk, and it also has a stick figure marked in chalk under the overhang. This is a pretty fun climb, and it doesn't seem to be on any map.
By Martin Berzins
Feb 10, 2013

The Route left of Sessions is called Obsessions 12b. I bolted and then led it several years ago. When the route was first done there was a large rock underneath it that enabled the first holds to be reached. The rock is now gone. Without the rock the start is a lot harder and at 12b some pull on the first bolt.

Also worth saying that the traverse left out of Sessions to the top of StinkBug is incorrectly reported in the guide book.

Its name is Properly Josed 5.12a and the first ascent team included
Jose Periera . I think that the date is incorrect too. as the route was climbed in August 1998.

Hope that this helps clarify matters.

Martin Berzins

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By Ryan Stott
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 28, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

Thank you, Martin! Can you add this information here on MP?
By jeffozozo
From: santa clara, utah
Sep 10, 2013

The bottom part of this totally shut me down. I bailed at the fixed draw in the middle. Do the holds get bigger at the top?
By Tom S. Burton
From: Ogden, Utah
Oct 22, 2013

I gave Sessions four stars, but I believe Obsessions (just left of Sessions) is actually better and now takes over as the funnest route in the Uintas (IMHO).
By bheller
From: SL UT
Jul 5, 2014

Fun, steep, endurance oriented route. Nearly 11a move after move all the way.

The quicklink attaching the fixed chain to the bolt hanger in the middle of the route (4th bolt?) is badly worn by the edge of the bolt hanger- its starting to get dangerous. I didn't have a wrench or a replacement quicklink, so I couldn't fix it. I'll fix it next time up there if nobody beats be to it, but beware!