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Obsession 

YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b

   
Type:  TR, 18'
Original:  YDS: 5.12+ French: 7c Ewbanks: 28 UIAA: IX ZA: 27 British: E6 6b [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Feb 13, 2006

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The Climb 

This is a thin overhanging route on the same face as the route The Cave, about 8 feet to its left. The holds seem face all the wrong directions, and is very difficult.

Protection 

TR, bolts


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By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Mar 6, 2006

Some contemporary guidebooks list this route as "Anti-Social."
By ron amick
From: poway, ca
Sep 7, 2015

Back story on this. Around 1985 Dave Robinson announced his new route "obsession" saying thet he glue reinforced a natural flake on the face so it wouldnt come off. Dave was a known rock butcher, so i went up the next day and found a rectangular block that didnt even match the color or grain of the surrounding rock had been stuck to the wall. Brown glue had seeped from the bottom of it and dried on the rock. When i put a fixed line on it i saw that the top of the glue-on had been hewn to make it perfectly flat. I took it off with a chisel and one swing of the hammer. The next day i saw dave and took him that i had removed his atrocity, and that he needed to clean that ugly glue spot off the rock. I still have the epoxy covered hold i removed, dont think dave ever cleaned up his mess.

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