Type: Sport
FA: Dave Dangle
Page Views: 1,901 total · 9/month
Shared By: Richard M. Wright on Oct 24, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

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.

Protection

Half a dozen draws and a rope.

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Darryl Roth  
 
FA: Dave Dangle. Apr 20, 2003
Jason Halladay
Los Alamos, NM
  5.11a
Jason Halladay   Los Alamos, NM  
  5.11a
I'm a big fan of arêtes, and this one was full value arête 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. Sep 19, 2011
slim

  5.11a
slim    
  5.11a
Great arete climbing. Takes some thinking to figure out the best way of climbing several of the sections. May 30, 2012
SCherry
Boulder, CO
  5.11a/b
SCherry   Boulder, CO
  5.11a/b
Tucked away at the far end of The Vault is this sweet arete. It's not too tricky to figure if you're good at this style, but it's got some pucker factor and is bolted in the old school style, especially with a nice little 10-15 foot run out to the anchors. Probably safe, but not the best choice for someone breaking into this grade or style. Good quality, fun and well worth a go if you're over here. Feb 19, 2018