Route Guide    Partners    Forum    Photos    What's New    Journal        
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
The Alligator Lounge
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Altered State T 
Evil Genius T 
Feel the Void T 
Good and Plenty T 
Heels over Head T 
Lator Gator T 
Let's Do It Again, Daddy T 
Lounge Lizard T 
Optical Illusion T 
Slot, The T 
Spank Me T 
Wave Goodbye S 
Wild Thing S 

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
Page Views: 2,545
Submitted By: Kevin McLaughlin on Mar 25, 2008

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (10)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
A crowded day at Thunder Ridge (there were 4 of us...

Road & nearby private property MORE INFO >>>

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: Top section is no Illusion. 5.11.
Top section is no Illusion. 5.11.
Rock Climbing Photo: These holds are NO illusion.
These holds are NO illusion.
Rock Climbing Photo: Optical Illusion - second ascent (to our knowledge...
Optical Illusion - second ascent (to our knowledge...
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...

Comments on Optical Illusion Add Comment
Show which comments
By Monty
Administrator
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!