Grand Illusion** E4 5c
[George Haydon on Grand Illusion, Almscliff. 1990., 3 kb]13m. The pocketed roof above Great Western's traverse yields most easily to a dynamic approach. Finish up a short crack on perfect jams. Short lived but storming. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven.

Photo: George Haydon on Grand Illusion, Almscliff. 1990. © Tony Marr
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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

YES!! Been on the list for a while, good to get it done
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with Chris Down, Bex

samwillo - Lead - 30/Sep/14 with LUUMC

david morse - 2nd β - 21/Sep/14 with 2 finger

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14

Nez - 2014

ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd dog - 05/Oct/13

easier than all of the big 3 E3's!
markalmack - Lead β - 27/Jun/12 with chris todd

Not that bold, with bomber gear at knee height for crux. E3. Good climbing though.
akhughes - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12

Dan Mckinlay - Lead β - 13/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/12

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11

Have done the other routes that form the start and finish before.
Jack00 - Lead β - 09/May/11 with Scott from Reading

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/10

Powerful move, got with one rest. Tough
Tez29 - 2nd dog - 23/May/10 with Ivan

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Tom Middleton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/10

dan gibson - Lead - 03/Apr/10 with michael porter

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2010

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 17/May/09 with JulesV

Oh I'm still a boulderer! I must remember that routes are not my thing. Great climbing though, what little of it I expereinced!
Tommy G - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/09 with Andy Reeve, Tom P, Kook, Mina

Seymore Butt - 2009

Not sure whether this merits E4, but good fun.
kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2009 with Dan Lane

Boy - Oct/08

Made it out to lip before floundering in a (grand) delusional state a couple of years back (in a vein attempt to leap-frog the E3 grade IIRC). Really enjoyed the climbing this time - easy enough if a little bold.
Ram MkiV - Lead - 12/Aug/06 with Alex

andi turner - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/06 with Gus Hudgins

Gus - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/06 with andi elizabeth turner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/02

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/02 with Rob Muirhead

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/99 with Dirty Derek

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/99

GeoffG - Lead - 06/May/99

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/98 with Tanya Holdsworth

innes - Lead O/S - Mar/98 with Craig

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Sep/97

John Southworth - Lead RP - 02/Nov/96

rob.grafton - Lead - 1995 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/94

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 01/May/94 with Nick Ashton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/93

craig h - 2nd O/S - 1990 with Luke Steer

hard and reachy
jhardwick - 2nd dog - 1990

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

3 brilliant moves in a superb position.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/89 with Paul Dawson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1988

On sight - with a little dyno.
Chris Craggs - Lead - Aug/81 with John Addy

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ollie Hensman-Crook, Graham Booth, Nick1812P, Mike Todd, Bloke on a Rope, climberchristy, Matthew Ferrier, Bill Lawrence

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