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Glacial Obsession 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 25'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Christian Knight
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Submitted By: Perin Blanchard on Apr 4, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: this is one of the top anchors that blew out on me...


Fun, balancy climbing on glacially-deposited Mineral Fork Tillite. Start just to the left of a left-facing corner and head up and slightly left. Use a couple of pockets and good edges, along with an undercling or two.

Some fun movement getting past the second and third bolts that requires committing yourself a bit farther left and away from some comforting holds than your mind would like.


The left-most climb in the dark brownish-green tillite on the lower, southeast-facing part of The Wasp. Shares the top two bolts and anchor with Glacial Recession to the left.


3 bolts, hangers-and-rings anchor.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The lower, tillite, southeast-facing part of The W...
BETA PHOTO: The lower, tillite, southeast-facing part of The W...
Rock Climbing Photo: Caleb going to the chains
Caleb going to the chains

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By Christian "crisco" Burrell
From: PG, Utah
May 5, 2008

The crimps on the upper wall make the climb.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Jul 30, 2008

Much pumpier than it looks. Tricky little climb, but worth doing.
By Michael Davidson
From: San Diego, CA
Apr 18, 2011

The crux for me was the move right before clipping the chains. Its a stretch to a hold above and to the left and a crimper on the right.

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