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This is one of the premier walls in Red Rock. It features a wealth and variety of good climbing from the chimneys of Epinephrine to the balancy edges on Dream of Wild Turkeys.
From the Black Velvet parking lot, follow the old bicycle road west for a few hundred yards. When the road turns left, continue west on a good trail. At the base of Whiskey Peak, the is a trail branching left to climb up to Frogland and nearby routes; continue west, climbing slightly before dropping into the deep wash on your immediate right. Follow the streambed up until it is blocked by a cliff band. On the left side of the wash trails lead up to a steep 3rd class route through the band. From the top of the cliff either go straight south toward routes near Dream of Wild Turkeys, or drop back to the streambed and continue upstream a short distance to the Epinephrine area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Black Velvet Wall:
Refried Brains 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 800'
Epinephrine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 13 pitches, 1600'
Dream of Wild Turkeys 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 7 pitches, 700'
Overhanging Hangover 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Sour Mash 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 6 pitches, 600'
Spark Plug 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Gobbler 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Rock Warrior 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, 6 pitches
Yellow Brick Road 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 550'
Johnny Come Lately 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Prince of Darkness 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 700'
Fiddler on the Roof 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 500'
Texanephrine 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 14 pitches, 1500'
Smooth as Silk 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 340'
Velveeta 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R Trad, 5 pitches, 1000'
Lone Star 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Grade V
Cutting Edge 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 125'
Texas Hold 'Em 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 9 pitches, 1100'
The Velvet Tongue 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad, 6 pitches, 600'
Texas Tower Direct 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, 6 pitches, 500'
Featured Route For Black Velvet Wall
Dream of Wild Turkeys 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Velvet Wall
This is one of my favorite climbs in Red Rocks. It is varied, steep, long and challenging with perfect rock. This route has some great crack climbing but the real excitement comes from the reasonably bolted face sections. The exposure is fantastic and the whole route is well protected.DOWT is deservedly very popular and given the fact that it shares the first pitch with the equally popular Prince of Darkness (5.10c), an early start is highly recommended.There are many other options on this wa...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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