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Optical Illusion 

YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b/c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Mclaughlin, Schuler
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Submitted By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 25, 2008

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Description 

Optical starts off easy (Good and Plenty start) then heads to the prow where the business starts. Steep, exciting climbing all the way to the chains.

Protection 

6 bolts and gear. Long slings help with the rope drag.


Photos of Optical Illusion Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: These holds are NO illusion.
These holds are NO illusion.
Rock Climbing Photo: Optical is no illusion. It is just as wild as it a...
Optical is no illusion. It is just as wild as it a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Optical Illusion - second ascent (to our knowledge...
Optical Illusion - second ascent (to our knowledge...
Rock Climbing Photo: A crowded day at Thunder Ridge (there were 4 of us...
A crowded day at Thunder Ridge (there were 4 of us...

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By Monty
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From: Golden, CO
May 23, 2010
rating: 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

Excellent route! One of the best of the grade at Thunder. Definitely keeps you entertained the whole way. Don't forget the TCUs.
Yee haw.
By Dan G0D5H411
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Oct 17, 2010
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I enjoyed the steep finale, but launching off into unknown territory after the first bolt was exhilirating!

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