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Falcon Crags
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Illusion HVS 5a 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 140'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Paul Ross Peter Lockey (alt leads) June 10th 1956
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Submitted By: USBRIT on Dec 30, 2010
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Climber at the end of the traverse on the second p...

Description 

Great climbing across the wall below the big overhang of the route Joke P1).Climb directly up to a stance at a large block on the right,same as Plagiarism.25'5.6 P2).A brave on sight by Lockey. Climb the steep groove above until it is possible to reach the large flake. Traverse right passed several grooves,then into the corner groove. Climb up this for a few feet the swing out right around the arete and up to a ledge and belay. 95' 5.8+. P3).Climb up the wall above the ledge to the summit 25'5.4


Location 

Lower Falcon Crag, Borrowdale , about 2 miles from the town of Keswick. See FRCC guide book to Borrowdale.


Protection 

normal rack



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 Lake Derwentwater just outside the town of Keswick and a Heli Rescue from Falcon Crag of a climber who may not be appreciating the view . Photo Ian Carr
Lake Derwentwater just outside the town of Keswic...
Climbers on Illusion
Climbers on Illusion
Peter Lockey. Photo taken 10th April 2013. Now getting on a bit. Illusion takes a line up to the roof then traverses right to finish up the groove. On the FA the crux pitch was on sighted by Peter in 1956
BETA PHOTO: Peter Lockey. Photo taken 10th April 2013. Now get...
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