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Grand Illusion** E4 5c

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[Chris Reid performing the Grand Illusion, 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

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Photo: Chris Reid performing the Grand Illusion © Oliver Wright
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/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

Hidden - Lead - 1990

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:
Graham Booth, Nick1812P, Hidden, toddm, Bloke on a Rope, climberchristy, Matthew Ferrier, Bill Lawrence, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 45
hard E50 of 16
E50 of 16
easy E50 of 16
hard E40 of 16
E46 of 16
easy E47 of 16
hard E33 of 16
E30 of 16
easy E30 of 16
hard 6a0 of 15
6a0 of 15
easy 6a3 of 15
hard 5c4 of 15
5c7 of 15
easy 5c1 of 15
hard 5b0 of 15
5b0 of 15
easy 5b0 of 15
3 Stars11 of 14
2 Stars3 of 14
1 Star0 of 14
0 Stars0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Lead33 of 42 (78.6%)
Followed6 of 42 (14.3%)
Unknown3 of 42 (7.1%)

'Climbed'8 of 42 (19.0%)
clean O/S22 of 42 (52.4%)
clean β3 of 42 (7.1%)
clean rpt3 of 42 (7.1%)
clean RP1 of 42 (2.4%)
dogged4 of 42 (9.5%)
dnf1 of 42 (2.4%)