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The Possessed 

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

Type:  Trad, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ 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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Looks like a fisheye. Not a fisheye. <br />Slab to overhang.
Looks like a fisheye. Not a fisheye.
Slab to overh...
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 Adam Winters
From: the Shire
Jul 24, 2011
rating: 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

That rest hold got me

By CCliffe
Jul 25, 2011
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 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 Kevin Boyko
From: Boston, Ma
Apr 26, 2013
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

HARDDDD! But this route is awesome!