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Illusions 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Dave Dangle
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 25, 2001
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As you come into The Vault, there will be a short uphill stretch of trail with a dead tree lying across the path. The big, dark dihedral above the tree contains a neat line that may never see the sun, and this is Illusions. Good moves on excellent stone make Illusions a kick and a good warm up for the harder climbs found in The Vault. Illusions is a tad past vertical so it tends to be a bit pumpy, but never harder than moderate 5.11.


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Half a dozen draws and a rope.



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By Darryl Roth
Apr 20, 2003

FA: Dave Dangle.

By Jason Halladay
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From: Los Alamos, NM
Sep 19, 2011
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

I'm a big fan of arÍtes, and this one was full value arÍte climbing. I loved this route. And it's shady all day. Adding to the overall satisfaction, the bolt spacing is a bit airy by today's standards but very safe.

By slim
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May 30, 2012
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c

Great arete climbing. Takes some thinking to figure out the best way of climbing several of the sections.