Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Left Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Learning to Fly S 
unknown S 

Learning to Fly 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, 3 pitches, 300', Grade II
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Chris Robinson, Rachel Holzer, 2003/4?
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,178
Submitted By: Greg Barnes on Dec 21, 2006

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (3)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Left side of the Imagination Wall, Mt. Charleston....

Mount Charleston Wilderness Area MORE INFO >>>


Fun multipitch route with steep, airy climbing. Can be wet in early season. First pitch 10d, second 10c/d, third 10a/b. The end of the second pitch is powerful and contrived, and can easily be climbed around at 5.6 R. The 5.10a/b crux on the 3rd pitch is a bit spicy!


See red line in area photo.


Lots of bolts (12 or 14 on first pitch I think?), bolted anchors, and an intermediate rap anchor to allow 3 raps with a single 60m rope (watch rope ends!).

Comments on Learning to Fly Add Comment
Show which comments
By Xavier Wasiak
From: Las Vegas, NV
Jul 9, 2009

Lisa Buchina and I climbed the route on July 4th and found most of the route contrived. The crux on the first pitch is downright weird and awkward. There's a lot of loose rock on this route. There are some bolts missing that make the third pitch very exciting. Very awkward finish. Because of body positioning, the route felt more trad then sport, despite the bolts.
By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Sep 28, 2014

Don't waste your time on this one. The first pitch is OK, but the second is horrible. There is lots of loose rock and forced movement that is harder than the grade. Maybe all of the holds that made it 5.10 broke off already?

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!