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Routes in Illusion Crags

Arm Forces T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Con Jurors T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Corner's Inquest T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
David Copperhead T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Deez Guys T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
False Perception T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
First Lady of Magic T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
French Bulges T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Magician's Hat T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mirage T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Morph Out T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sensual T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Slight of Hand T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Who Deany T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Type: Trad, 150 ft
FA: Joe Herbst; early 1970s
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Shared By: John Hegyes on Oct 28, 2005
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details


This route on the right side of Illusion Crag is about 150 feet to the right of Spell Me. It climbs the right leaning finger crack ten feet to the left of the bolted line False Perception. About half way up, the crack jogs left and widens up. Classic route.

Rappel from the bolted station atop False Perception with two ropes.


Full rack to 4"


A long, fun route that is worth doing, but I don't know about a classic. That said, it's worth a go if you're in the area.

One important note though, we climbed with a 70m and didn't even make the middle marker on our bi-pattern rope, so there is no way this is 150'. Seems more like 110 or 115' as the Handren guide suggests. Sep 24, 2017
Boodge Nomchompski  
Agreed - 5 moves of 5.9 followed by 100+ feet of 5.7. Still fun, and a long route that eats up gear from C3s to #4 camalots. Mar 17, 2010
Las Vegas, Nevada
raygay   Las Vegas, Nevada
After getting past the finger crack, the remainder of the route is 5.7+ with a few moves of 5.8. Beware of a basketball size rock sitting loose on a shelf in the wide crack about 3/4 of the way up. It looks attached so you might be inclined to pull on it. It will move if you do. Nov 20, 2009
John Hegyes
Las Vegas, NV
John Hegyes   Las Vegas, NV
AKA "Skinny Mini". Oct 27, 2008