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Illusionary Mentor - 5.10a

Average Rating = 3.25/5 Average Rating : 3.25 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 3
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
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Rock (Sport)
5 bolts
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.00/5
  Rock Quality 3.00/5
  Scenery 2.00/5
  Fun Factor 3.00/5


Offwidth crack. cross left over the arete. [1/18/14 upgrade from 5.9 to 10a based on the below opinions and half a dozen offline opinions]. Or go direct for roughly 5.10c. A bolt was added that makes the direct more palatable, but the real purpose was to cut huge falls people took when going direct and blowing the anchor clip.

Submitted by: Hogge on 2012-04-11
Last Modified: 2014-02-14
Views: 669
Route ID: 111025

4 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ematter on 2013-03-17 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Illusionary Mentor

Rounding the bulge is a bit tricky. Might be hard for 9.

Added: 2013-06-29

  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: ericq99 on 2013-05-18 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun warmup

Fun. Some route reading and bulge pulling skills required. Reminds me of bulgy climbs in the RRG

Added: 2013-05-18

  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kvochatzer on 2012-08-01 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars awkward step out

a bit contrived to go left over the arete to finish at the anchor location. certainly didn't feel 5.9. yet, i liked it.

Added: 2012-09-10

  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jb2100 on 2012-05-04 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars *

Long reachy move at the end clipping the chains. Kinda tough actually for a 5.9, I give it a 10a.

Added: 2012-05-04