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Learning to Fly 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 55'
Original:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Erik Pohlman on Oct 24, 2007

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Kevin shakes out before he attacks the roof.


Good face climb at a pretty sustained angle.


Starts just right of the the large overhang on Egyptian Airbus and just left of another 5.10 that starts on an undercut section.


5-6 bolts to 2 bolt anchor.

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By Brent Butcher
May 20, 2011
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

Don't blow it at the top, good little fall if you do. The crux is clipping the chains.
By SmithVentures
From: Fayetteville, West Virginia
Oct 6, 2011

Very true about the crux. My friend had the rope under his legs and slipped at the anchor resulting in him being flipped upside down. The upside is...he had his helmet on, which probably saved him from a nasty boo-boo, but yeah, look around the top before ascending to the anchors. I found some bomber holds on the right side leading up to the anchor and it was no problem clipping.
By Spencer Scott
From: Kansas City, MO
Feb 9, 2015
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

What a classic climb! Steep and sustained with various rest. This is an enduro burner for sure, you really need to pay attention to your rest opportunities and use them well. The pump comes quick, the crux is definitely getting settled to clip the chains.
By Michael A Parker
From: Tulsa, OK
Mar 20, 2017
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

I was fortunate enough to watch someone get their pilot's license when they learned to fly by taking a massive whipper when they couldn't clip the chains. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, I was able to find a good clip stance and clip the anchors before I peeled off. We figured it was best to clip from the lowest possible point while you are still on that massive horn instead of climbing up higher onto thin, slopey holds. Either way, this is a fantastic route that should be on everybody's tick list.

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