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Routes in West Face

Back in Black T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Crack Face T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cry Mary T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Espresso S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Fat Merchant Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Ghost in the Machine T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Grand Delusion T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hanging by a Thread S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Happy Face T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hyperspace T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mackerel Sky T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Man Who Fell to Earth, The T,S,TR 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Northern Lights T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Only the Young Die Brave T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pan Dulce T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Podium, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Pony Express T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slippy Liam S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Sugar Daddy S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
TM's Deviation T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Twist and Shout T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Under the Spreading Atrophy T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
West Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ziploc T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a PG13
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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Chris Clifford
Page Views: 240 total · 5/month
Shared By: Salamanizer suchoski on May 16, 2014
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Grand Delusion is a ridiculously thin and painful crack to a brutally sustained and sequential lieback. To finish the pitch, you make a sustained 5.10d traverse along a horizontal crack to a mantle just before the anchors.

Location

An obvious vertical seam on an otherwise blank face between the West Chimney and Fat Merchants Crack.

Protection

Cams, single .3 to .75. Draws

Photos

A crack climbing testpiece for those keen on the pursuit. The few that have successfully led it feel it's 5.13? Not that painful but very sequential and powerful for most mortals. After the horizontal crack is obtained a strenuous traverse on vertical smears with heel hooking follows left. This route used to have 4 old pins that rocked and swayed upon falling which were replaced (in roughly the same location. No additional). The original route continues up a run out 5.8 dirty slab with 1 manky bolt to share an anchor with Pan Dulce. An anchor was also added after the difficult climbing and a no hands rest was obtained. Bolted by Aidan Maguire.
The route also proves a nice A1 aid climb Dec 28, 2017

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