Obsession Fatale | E8 Trad climb at Roaches


Contributors: remus


7 recorded ascents, including 1 unsuccessful ascent.

Climber Style Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Julian Lines Solo | worked 22nd Jun 1992
First ascent.

Jules fell off the route before making the first ascent but, miraculously, walked away unharmed.

Ben Heason Solo | worked 1996
Mark Sharrat Solo | worked Jan 2001
Andy Popp Solo | worked

After soloing it, Andy then climbed it hands free (on top rope)!

It's honestly not that bad. I was there with Johnny [Dawes] (no surprise). I'd just soloed it and he suggested trying hands free - I think he'd done it like that previously. I was dubious too but it went pretty easily (this is on toprope obvs). It's a very pure piece of padding. [2]


[1] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,33922.msg689521.html#msg689521

[2] https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,33922.msg689724.html#msg689724

Sam Whittaker Solo | worked
Kevin Thaw Solo | did not finish

Kevin took a big fall trying to onsight the route, landing him with a broken leg.


[1] https://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/features/kevin_thaw-4327

Andy Popp Top Rope | worked