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Obsessions 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Martin Berzins
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Submitted By: Leify Guy on Nov 14, 2014

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Description 

This classic route is a route worth obsessing over. It climbs steeper than sessions with longer reaches to even better holds. I wouldn't say there is any single crux, however climb fast or else the steepness will catch up to you and you'll find yourself struggling to hold onto jugs.

Location 

Starts to the left of sessions, follows it's own bolt line, and ends on the same chains. The start used to have a large rock used to reach the starting holds, the rock is now gone, but occasionally a stack of smaller rocks can be found under the start (another way of starting this route has been described as a winch start using the first draw to pull up), or if you're wicked strong figure out the bouldery start.

Protection 

Use full slings or doubled draws on every bolt for a better time.


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By carter jensen
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 23, 2016

Fantastic route! It felt significantly easier than Sessions, perhaps because I"m 6'2".
By kalockwood
From: SLC, UT
Jul 5, 2017
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

The start of the route must have changed since the FA. Currently it involves a couple very hard moves to gain the good flake next to the second bolt. Besides the opening moves, this route is very similar to Sessions. If you skip the opening moves and aid up to the flake I would give this route 5.12a A0. If you pull the opening moves it's probably closer to 12c right now.

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