Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
Military Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
All Things Considered S 
Another Doug Reed Route S 
Beene Material T 
BeeneStalker (closed) T 
Blade Runner (closed) T 
Bozo's Bogus Booty Biner (BBBB) S 
Danita Dolores S 
Decay's Way T 
Forearm Follies S 
Fuzzy Undercling S 
G.I. T 
Government Cheese S 
Gung Ho S 
In the Light S 
Jac Mac (closed) S 
Jungle Beat T 
Left Turret S 
Legend, The S 
Mercy Miss Percy S 
Minimum Creep S 
Moonbeam S 
Mule S 
Nagypapa S 
Nicorette S 
Nothing for Now S 
Parting Gift S 
Pink Feat Boulder Problem 
Possum Lips S 
Reliquary, The S 
Stay Left S 
Subatomic Fingerlock (closed) T 
Sunshine S 
Super Slab S 
Things That Go Bump In the Night T 
Thirsting Skull (closed) S 
Tissue Tiger S 
Unsorted Routes:

Possum Lips 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Tom Fyffe, Charles Tabor, 1992
Season: dry weather
Page Views: 2,021
Submitted By: Tony B on Oct 6, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (91)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Katie on Possum Lips.

Description 

The crux of this climb depends upon your strengths and may have changed over time. The small holds were getting smaller in the mid 1990's and I suspect may have continued to do so.
This route was named after a semi-local climber at the time and who might not have been so well liked by the FA party (?). I don't know the complete story and never asked.
Climb up a low angle slab with small and sloping holds to reach the anchor, all the while admiring the big pockets to your left on Fuzzy Undercling.

Location 

From the left branch of the approach trail you first encounter the "triplet" climbs,Sunshine, Moonbeam, and Into the Light. While these are at your right shoulder you can look further on to the routes on a massive overhanging buttress. These are (from right to left) Fuzzy Undercling, Tissue Tiger, Gung Ho, and Reliquary. To the right of these there is a huge, wide inset, which just within and on the left side of which there is a bolted slab, Possum Lips.

Protection 

5 bolts to a 2-bolt anchor.


Photos of Possum Lips Slideshow Add Photo
Possum Lips
Possum Lips
Brendan on Possum Lips.
Brendan on Possum Lips.
Possum Lips
Possum Lips
Me on possum lips on a wet day...
Me on possum lips on a wet day...
Fall colors approaching.
Fall colors approaching.
I love low angle face climbing...
I love low angle face climbing...
Possum Lips
Possum Lips
Bradley K. clipping during Rocktoberfest.
Bradley K. clipping during Rocktoberfest.
Start to Possum Lips
Start to Possum Lips

Comments on Possum Lips Add Comment
Show which comments
By Erik Pohlman
From: Westminster, CO
Jan 1, 2007
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Good rock, no runouts.
By Dmadison
From: CT
Apr 24, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Keep an eye out for the smiley face drawn in blood just below the anchors :)
By AndyJohnson
From: Alexandria, VA
Oct 22, 2013
rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

As of October 10, 2013, the anchor consists of only one bolt with a chain and rap ring. There is an empty hole where the second bolt used to be.