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Virgin's Airline 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Original:  YDS: 5.10 French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 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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BETA PHOTO: Erica Bigio about to find out why it's an airline.


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


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.


Bolts Anchors

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Rock Climbing Photo: is this thing go on forever????Ryan on lead
is this thing go on forever????Ryan on lead

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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- 19 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+ 18 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- 19 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.
By doug cornick
From: centennial,co
Dec 3, 2016
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

i with with erf and jimbo when they added the 1st bolt.. i thought that it was needed then and still do!
By John Hayes
From: Bend, OR
Jan 13, 2017
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

I did this climb (actually twice) this week and the rock is now quite solid. This is one of my two favorite climbs on this face and it's a must do for anyone into Tucson-style wavy-gravy thin-edge face climbing. Highly recommend!

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