Lost Illusions** E5 6b
[Lost Illusions, Upper Wall, Avon Gorge, 2 kb]F7b climbing
A Hall, S Findlay (at E7 with one less peg) 1981

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Photo: Lost Illusions, Upper Wall, Avon Gorge © Will Goldsmith
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This climb is in 34 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/15

i_a_coops - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/15 with Hugo

Had a proper moment at the top after running it out. Like a proper life affirming wobbly
Jack_F - Lead RP - 17/Apr/15 with Remus

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/15

Feels hard but doable. Got up to the second peg fairly ok, took a few falls heading right from there, super thin! Light was fading fast so lowered off the peg, can't wait to get back for another go!
James S - Lead dnf - 02/Feb/15 with geoff

First trad route of the year, battling bitter cold wind and numb fingers. 2nd go today.
brices - Lead RP - 31/Jan/15 with Jack F

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Apr/14

Went for OS, felt really hard as no chalk anywhere, very blind and greasy.
brices - Lead dog - 29/Apr/14 with Remus, Llinos, Jack F

gazhbo - Lead - 05/Oct/13

Spicy times! Really thin climbing, was hard to find the holds on this type of limestone as theres so much going on, but once you get a sequence it climbs so nicely (didnt think that at the time, was too busy boning on the crystals) but relieved to get the big hold by the overhang, and then some bold but easier moves above the peg make it feel more E5 than just a 7b clip up.
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with James R, Andy

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13

In weak evening sun, truly amazing route. First go today after failed OS attempt + another go last weak. Safe 7b = Middle of the road E5?
Richard Hall - Lead RP - 11/May/12 with Martin Crocker

Way easier with chalked up holds.
colesy - Lead β - 28/Jan/12

maddy.c - Lead - 2012

lukehodson - TR dog - 28/Jun/11 with Harry Allan

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11

One distinct crux and some hard moves either side. Not so psyced to take a whipper on those pegs.
Jon_Warner - Lead dog - 14/May/11 with Alex Malins

Had a quick go on TR, fell a couple of times but did all the moves. Feels pretty fierce for E5 considering the protection...
lukehodson - TR dog - 13/Mar/11 with Alex James, Emily Reynolds

Hidden - TR rpt - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Jun/10

Hidden - TR dog - Jun/10

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Mar/10

I placed a cheeky thread from abseil. Said cheeky thread then broke in a bounce test (from ab). This makes it a bit more interesting now.
Paz - Lead dog - 03/Nov/08 with WG

Paz - TR dog - 24/Oct/08 with WG

Got all the pegs clipped cleanly.
Paz - Lead dog - 30/Jul/08 with WG

Paz - Lead dog - 26/Jul/08 with WG

Paz - 2nd dog - 20/Apr/05 with AS

Hidden - 2005

_m.cox_ - Lead RP - Aug/04 with Chris Savage

frank ramsay - Lead - 1989

stp - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/85

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/Oct/84

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Alex Winter, brices, Mike Goldthorp, Dan_Carroll

Total votes cast 35
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