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Virgin's Airline 

YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Maurice Liddy, EFR, Larry Scritchfield,'07
New Route: Yes
Season: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Submitted By: 1Eric Rhicard on Dec 19, 2007
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Description 

115 foot pitch.
This route has sustained climbing with unusual face holds for Mt. Lemmon.


Location 

Starts a few feet right of the black streak roughly where the trail from the drainage meets the wall. If you don't have a 70M rope there is a second set of anchors (you climb past them on the way up) to lower down to. On the way down tie in straight, pull the rope, tie back into the rope and lower the rest of the way to the ground.


Protection 

Bolts Anchors



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is this thing go on forever????Ryan on lead
is this thing go on forever????Ryan on lead
Fun climbing from start to finish.
Fun climbing from start to finish.
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By jbak
Dec 24, 2007

Good slab with unusual holds. Has some scaley potato-chips at one of the final cruxes that I should have kicked off while lowering.

By Jon Ruland
From: Tucson, AZ
Jan 20, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

lots of small loose stuff, but after 50-100 more climbers help kick off most of the kitty litter this may well be a tucson classic.

By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
May 12, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a

You can be lowered using a 60 meter rope - go slow and lower down near the tree (climbers right)

Good quality route - traffic must cleaning it up. Nothing skated for me :)

By Boodge Nomchompski
Dec 31, 2008
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b

Very nice. It's 5.10 from bottom to top. Plenty clean now too.

By ryan dillon
From: Tucson, AZ.
Feb 27, 2010

Don't know if it is from the cold temps we have been having but this climb had a lot of lil pieces of rock coming off of it today. Good climb though. Like the other comments say from top to bottom this thing is 5.10. If you let up on this, you will have a first class ticket for a few feet.