|Consensus:||Hueco: V8 Font: 7B [details]|
|Submitted By:||Nate Weitzel on Jan 1, 2001|
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By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Dec 21, 2001
|I'm pretty sure the spelling of this route should be Air Lupis. Boulderers were watching this mid 1980s T.V. show called Air Wolf, starring a super-bad-ass police helicopter. The same people, particularly Dave Twinam, also started doing the direct start to the Helicopter boulder problem. I remember him calling the tougher start "Air Wolf". Then he and his friends got really good and started doing the loop around the Black Hole and also extended the name to "Air Lupis".|
By chris deulen
From: Merriam, Kansas
May 24, 2006
rating: V8 7B
That show ruled.
You can also get a bomber heel-toe in the slot at the top of "Air Wolf" ("Flaiming Arrow", "Flaiming Lips," "Flaiming Helicopter," "Air Helicopter," "Helicopter," "Lupis Helicopter," etc.). This will help with the super-pump you will have by the time you get here. Just make sure you've got a decent spotter and a chalk bag.
By doug rouse
From: Denver, CO.
Jul 3, 2008
|In the interest of being a pain, there is a Dave Twinam route named " Air Stupidus " whcih goes up Breashears, across the lip, and Down Helicopter. Hence the name..YD.|
May 2, 2010
In the interest of being an even bigger pain, AL does not go into what's called the 'Flaming Arrow' start, which has become the most common start for 'Helicopter'. AL is supposed to go into 'Helicopter Direct', which uses the two underclings used for 'Pop Goes the Weasel' and then straight up into the slopers and onto Helicopter and the rest of the route. Going into the 'Flaming Arrow' start is easier than 8.
I only post this because I've been doing it wrong all this time (and this is the most common way now) and Annette told me I was doing it wrong the other day....
EDIT: Finally got this using helicopter direct (air wolf) and it is substantially harded than using the flaming arrow start to helicopter. So pumpy.