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Elevation: 2,473 ft 754 m
GPS: 25.95007, -100.47797
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Shared By: Robert MacKinnon on Jun 15, 2008
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Description Suggest change

The rock quality and routes in this canyon tend to be very good (especially on the north-facing side). This canyon gets midday and afternoon shade in the winter which is a nice respite from the sun when it gets hot. In the summertime, when the sun is higher in the sky, this canyon is still pleasant in the early mornings and evenings. As you walk up the canyon from the aqueduct, these areas on the left wall are listed in the order that you encounter them:

The Surf Board
Cat Wall
Lower Virgin
Upper Virgin
Flamingo
Ripped Wall
Beyond Ripped Wall

Then as you descend the canyon from the top the areas on the opposite wall listed in order of encounter are:

La Segunda Plancha / The Second Flatiron
Suicide Overlook
La Primera Plancha / The First Flatiron

As you reach the bottom of the canyon and are almost at the swimming pools, turn left and the Wonder Wall begins by the BBQ grills (you are now technically out of the Virgin Canyon on the north facing side of the North wall of Virgin Canyon).

Getting There Suggest change

As you walk into the park this is the first major canyon on your right, just past the swimming pools.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Virgin Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 114
Gracias Mi Amor
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 203
31-foot smurf
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 338
Selam
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 164
Penitente
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 188
Flying Scorpion
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 193
La Flakita
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 75
Milk Cow Blues
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13
 219
Mugre Mugre
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 116
Blind Faith
Sport 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 212
Mexico in Flames
Sport 2 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 252
Don Quixote
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 179
El Balota
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 47
The Shroud
Sport 4 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
The Ripped Wall
Sport 2 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 86
Cabeza de Chivo
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gracias Mi Amor Upper Virgin
 114
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
31-foot smurf Cat Wall
 203
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Selam Lower Virgin
 338
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Penitente Cat Wall
 164
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Flying Scorpion Lower Virgin
 188
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
La Flakita Cat Wall
 193
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Milk Cow Blues Upper Virgin
 75
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mugre Mugre Lower Virgin
 219
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Sport
Blind Faith Cat Wall
 116
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 4 pitches
Mexico in Flames Lower Virgin
 212
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport 2 pitches
Don Quixote Lower Virgin
 252
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
El Balota Lower Virgin
 179
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Shroud Lower Virgin
 47
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 4 pitches
The Ripped Wall Ripped Wall
 13
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Cabeza de Chivo Lower Virgin
 86
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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