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Real Black Velvet 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Dave Russell
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Dave Russell on Nov 8, 2008

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Real Black Velvet, Dave Russell.

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Description 

The start of the route begins to the right of "Ramp o' Stone" at the base of the obvious black, white and green water streak. Climb past 3 bolts to the "pod" and prepare for the crux through the bulge. Follow bolts up the white gator skin to a no hands rest. The last bolt protects the exciting mantel move onto the ramp/bolted anchors. Aesthetic line with great movement.

Protection 

9 bolts + anchors/rap rings. All bolts were placed on lead.


Photos of Real Black Velvet Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Russell drilling on the first ascent.
Dave Russell drilling on the first ascent.
Rock Climbing Photo: Andre Fiedler sticks it out.
Andre Fiedler sticks it out.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bearing down at the crux.
Bearing down at the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kelly Hartman at the crux.
Kelly Hartman at the crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jes Meiris.
Jes Meiris.
Rock Climbing Photo: The stretch move, if you're short....
The stretch move, if you're short....
Rock Climbing Photo: Slade Bradbury on REAL BLACK VELVET, Jed Hemming i...
Slade Bradbury on REAL BLACK VELVET, Jed Hemming i...
Rock Climbing Photo: This is an awesome looking line!
This is an awesome looking line!
Rock Climbing Photo: Caleb on Real Black Velvet.
Caleb on Real Black Velvet.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rappelling Real Black Velvet.
Rappelling Real Black Velvet.

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By Ben Scott
From: Fort Collins, CO
Feb 4, 2009

Really nice 5.11 route.
Photos do it no justice, striking line with crazy scales.
I wussied and grabbed draws at anchor, silly mantel.
Still dirty a bit in bottom half, needs more traffic.

Thanks for bolting this one, Mr. Russell!
By phil wortmann
From: Colorado Springs, Co.
Feb 22, 2009
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a

Props for a sick line Mr. Russell. Loved every bit of it. This one has a little of everything, from flaring cracks, steep shit, and thin slab. Got the on-sight, but barely. It had me shaking.
By Jason Haas
Dec 15, 2010

The nut on the bolt at the bulge was really loose last week. I tightened it as much as possible by hand, but it could probably use a little torque of a wrench even still. Didn't have one with me, sorry.
By Glenn Schuler
From: Monument, Co.
Aug 18, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

There are now 2 or 3 spinners on this thing. If anyone plans on doing this route, I would bring a wrench & tighten the bolts. They need it badly.
By vdzsteaz
From: Denver, CO
Oct 3, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

Still a couple of spinners. Nice route but a little dirty in places, but it doesn't distract from the fun climbing.

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