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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:
Epinephrine 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 13 pitches, 1600'
Refried Brains 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 800'
Sour Mash 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 6 pitches, 600'
Overhanging Hangover 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 2 pitches, 200'
Dream of Wild Turkeys 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 7 pitches, 700'
Spark Plug 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Gobbler 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 200'
Yellow Brick Road 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 550'
Rock Warrior 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b R Trad, 6 pitches
Johnny Come Lately 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 120'
Prince of Darkness 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 700'
Fiddler on the Roof 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 500'
Texanephrine 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Trad, 14 pitches, 1500'
Smooth as Silk 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, 2 pitches, 340'
Velveeta 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R Trad, 5 pitches, 1000'
Lone Star 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, Grade V
Cutting Edge 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 125'
Texas Hold 'Em 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 9 pitches, 1100'
The Velvet Tongue 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, 6 pitches, 600'
Texas Tower Direct 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, 6 pitches, 500'
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Texas Tower Direct 5.12d 7c 28 IX E6 6b NV : Red Rock : ... : Black Velvet Wall
Texas Tower Direct is a great, sustained rock climb on bulletproof rock. When linked with the upper half of Texas Hold 'Em, this makes for one of the best long, hard routes in Red Rocks -- rivaling even the Rainbow Wall.Begin 100' right of the start of Epinephrine. Scramble 50' up 5.0 ledges just left of a huge, hanging left-facing dihedral. Belay on a large ledge with lots of bushes.P1: Same as for Texas Hold 'Em. Pass a small roof on the right hand side and climb up an arete of sorts with m...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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