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Burros Might Fly 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a PG13 [details]
FA: Harrison Shull, Todd Hewitt, Dane Cox ('94)
Season: Any
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Submitted By: Matt McMurray on Feb 12, 2007

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Burros Might Fly

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Descent moves up descent rock. Climb the thin edges after the ramp, and run it out across a flake to the fourth bolt.

Both 'Burros' climbs receive afternoon sun so plan to climb them when you're looking for some rays! =)


This route is the third in from the entrance of the corridor. Start by climbing the right leaning ramp to the first bolt, then continue straight up.


Several bolts up to an anchor (This anchor used to be shared with Burros Don't Gamble, but now has its own).

Photos of Burros Might Fly Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jonny on Burros Might Fly. 6/14/16.
Jonny on Burros Might Fly. 6/14/16.
Rock Climbing Photo: Ken E flying on Burros
Ken E flying on Burros
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview shot of the 'Burros' climbs.
Overview shot of the 'Burros' climbs.

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By Tradiban
Mar 16, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I didn't see a PG-13 part.
By Sara Ann
From: Sunnyvale, CA
Mar 6, 2012
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

Great climb! Not PG-13 as far as I could tell.
By Edward Pyune
From: Las Vegas, NV
Dec 2, 2012
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

5.10b if you start with the undercling heading to the right. Maybe 5.10d if you go direct. The second bolt is a bit scary, but not PG-13
By Kyle Bauer
Apr 10, 2013
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

Could be a deck with too much slack out at the second bolt, so I suppose that is where the PG13 rating comes from.
By Scott360
From: Las Vegas
Jan 4, 2014

Fun climb, great moves. Don't see where the PG-13 comes in.
By Kenan
Dec 25, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

Not sure why the PG-13 part is such a mystery for most people. There is about a 15 foot runout after the undercling (between bolts 3 and 4 I believe). It's relatively easy terrain, but there is significant fall potential.
By Chase D
Feb 4, 2016

I felt the crux was getting past the huge undercling flake. I took a 10ft whipper here the first time I attempted it. After the flake the terrain eases up.
By davidhousky
From: Lake Forest, CA
Dec 13, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13

First bolt felt pretty high, definitely some potential for slipping off the wall early. 2nd bolt was far enough to deck. PG-13 feels right. Otherwise, really great fun route. Stop and enjoy the view at the top!

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