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Veils of Illusion 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dave Jones, Tim Ryan, 1990
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Submitted By: Peter Spindloe on Apr 30, 2007

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Squamish. Photo by Ron Long.


This climb feels considerably easier than Up From the Bog, even though the published grades indicate the opposite.

Pulling up over the initial block is entertaining. After that, some easy laybacking on a flake that seems destined to come off some day takes you to good incut holds. A smear here and a jam there and you're done.


This is the obvious right hand crack.


There are lots of options available so a "standard" rack should be entirely sufficient. There is one stretch in the middle where the climbing is easier and the protection is harder.

As with Up From the Bog, there are bolts on a wall set back from the top.

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By kBobby Hanson
From: Spokane, WA
May 23, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Peter, I concur. This is much easier than Up From the Bog. Better stances for pro too.
By anthony509
From: las vegas nv
Aug 14, 2009
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Yes, easier than Up from the Bog.

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