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The Possessed 

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

Type:  Trad, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 25 British: E5 6a [details]
FA: James Dunn 1975
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Submitted By: john strand on Jun 12, 2008

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about to prove the hold is a "sucker"


A much tried and sometimes climbed route. The steep crack between Diedre and the gross gully that marks the North End area. Sustained and powerful. This route was one of the first "testpieces" of the '70's and remains so today, with the traditional grade of 5.11d. I think you may find it harder.


about 50' left of the gully, obvious crack


Good gear , cams and some wires

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Rock Climbing Photo: Looks like a fisheye. Not a fisheye. Slab to overh...
Looks like a fisheye. Not a fisheye. Slab to overh...
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting into the crux section
Getting into the crux section

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By john strand
From: southern colo
Jun 29, 2010

one of the great NH 11+'s ! HA ! The "rest" hold before the crux is a sucka and pulls you out of position.
By CCliffe
Jul 25, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a

i think the rest hold is pretty good and didnt really get me out of position. the route is more technical than burly i think
By K. Boyko
From: Where the dog is
Apr 26, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a

HARDDDD! But this route is awesome!
By Greg Murphy
Oct 15, 2014

Killer route. Had to be careful not to plug up the locks near the top with gear.

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