Several classic single pitch trad routes can be found here at Illusion Crags. The routes on the left side face almost south and the routes continue around to the main cliff that faces east. The routes on the left generally have walkoffs, and on the main face the routes usually feature rappel anchors - these are long pitches and two ropes may be required to rap. Most of the first ascents out here were by Joe Herbst and friends.
There are two approaches to Illusion Crags. First is to approach as per Windy Canyon via the cutoff from Black Velvet Canyon Road. This may be preferable.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Illusion Crags:
Mirage 5.7 Trad, 1 pitch, 140 feet
First Lady of Magic 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 140 feet
Slight of Hand 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 150 feet
Arm Forces 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 120 feet
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Arm Forces 5.9 NV : Red Rock : ... : Illusion Crags
This route is located on the far left side of the Illusion Crags, about 15 feet right of French Bulges in a prominent right facing corner that features three roofs. The route starts on a small belay ledge at a yucca, just below some bushes. Ascend the corner, working some cracks on the left side and then pull the roofs. Very fun. There is a two bolt anchor above the third roof, with some slings you can rappel off the route - a 60 meter rope reaches to about ten feet above the base of the climb, ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV