The Grand Illusion
- Height: 60ft
- Pitches: 1
- Ascents: 1
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Gaze in awe at this severely overhanging crack requiring difficult stemming and powerful finger locks. This used to be the last aid pitch of 'The Fracture' until it was freed in 1979 to become the second recorded 5.13. Thin pro to 1.5".
First Free Ascent: Hidetaka Suzuki, 1988
Led without pre-placed gear.
First Free Ascent: Tony Yaniro, 1979
Together with 'The Phoenix' in Yosemite, this may be the world's first 5.13. Led with pre-placed gear.
First Ascent: Ken Edsberg, Jack Davidson, Sep 1963
Aid climbed with 18 pitons in 5 hours, according to SuperTopo guide.
Located in East Face approx:
Route Grade Citations
|Hard Landin' Brandon|
|5.13||Rock 'N Road: Rock Climbing Areas of North America|
|5.13b/c||Rock Climbing Lake Tahoe|