Obsession Fatale

3 Stars
 E8 6c

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10m. The ultra-sketchy slab left of Piece Of Mind is easy (ish) on a top-rope, but a mighty-bold solo. Some say it is only E7 6b but only those who have done it on-sight are really allowed to comment.
FA. Julian Lines 1992. Julian fell off it and was unharmed before he made the first ascent. Kevin Thaw was less lucky (see photo


On a cold dry day, shocking straight forward... until the final couple of moves. Must be terrifying to lead; so if toproping take extreme care to avoid clumsy footwork or rope damage.
Carl - 20/Feb/02

a good slab route only the top moves tricky,avoid gear in the chipped hold
mark s - 20/Feb/02

Fantastic slab route. Crux right at the top where a steady head pays serious dividends!
Julian Webb - 21/Feb/02

Is this the only E8 to have been done by mistake, thinking it was piece of mind?
Oli - 06/May/02

Oli! Do tell more?....!
Adam Lincoln - 01/Aug/02

This is 6c. I have heard comments from topropers that it is only 6b. They seem to fall off a remarkable number of times and don't lead it.
Anon - 30/Oct/02

Oli, is that Dave's ascent your talking about?
Ally - 31/Oct/02

I am not sure that it is 6c. I found the few other 6cs that I have done much harder (for the record I flashed Obsession on top rope, repeated it on a couple of other occasions and then did it on the sharp end)
Dave Pritchard - 07/Mar/03

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