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Mirage 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob Gaines and Todd Gordon, 1997
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Gaines on Nov 25, 2002

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Description 

Best approached by walking axcross the top of the dam. Start left of The Arraignment (5.10a) and climb a right-facing corner (5.7) to a ledge with bolt anchor. The 2nd pitch traverses left and up slabby face, 8 bolts to a gear belay (shared with Bad Lizards and The Arraignment). Descent is a scramble off to the east.


Protection 

8 bolts, pro to 3 inch (including anchor).



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By C Miller
Administrator
Feb 19, 2005
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

A nice addition to the crag, this route features well-protected, steep slab climbing on crisp edges. The nice location and fun moves earn this route three stars out of five.

By C Miller
Administrator
Feb 25, 2005
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

The bolts mentioned for the anchor of this route (also shared by The Arraingment, False Rat Ledge and Bad Lizards) have been chopped. Too bad, because they were in place since 1982 and I even replaced them at the same time as the bolts on Bad Lizards and The Arraingment (1997/98).

The bolts aren't noted in either Randy's or Al's guide which might have led somebody to believe they were new, even though they were unobtrusively in place for 15+ years.

By Bo Johnston
Oct 10, 2005
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I have redpointed many 10b sport routes at J-Tree but didn't get close on this one at the start of the 2nd pitch! I'll say it again, this is NOT a 10b and 10c could be a sandbag. Once I got done dicking around on the first 2 bolts I loved the rest and found it a spicy lead for the finish after the leftward traverse. Cool route, I'll be back!