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Trompe-L'Oeil 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Stuart and Bret Ruckman 1988
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Aug 14, 2003

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Description 

This is the second right-most line that leads to the only bolt on this wall. It follows right-trending weaknesses to this bolt. This is a pumpy climb with no rests. What looks like good holds from below turn out to be bad slopers. All in all this is a very good climb with solid rock that will leave your forearms begging for more oxygen.

Protection 

Only 1 bolt exists on the route, and no fixed anchors are at the top, so bring lots of gear to set it up.


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By John Steiger
Sep 24, 2016

The page for this route is outdated. As a result of new development, Trompe is now the second from the right-most route on Art Major Wall. It cranks up past two new bolts to the original (and third) bolt, which protects a cryptic thrutchy crux to bigger but pumpy holds. Continue straight up past another new (fourth) bolt to chains with fixed biners. For those who don't like a little air beneath their feet, take a 3/4" cam for the moves getting to the chains). The original bolt (a 3/8" wedge style with a newer SMC hanger) was visually inspected and deemed okay, but as always use your own judgment and climb at your own risk. Google's definition of the route's namesake: "visual illusion in art, especially as used to trick the eye into perceiving a painted detail as a three-dimensional object."

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