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Velvet America 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 190'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Unknown Canadians, Paul Ross, Jim Madore - Dec. 6 2008
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Ben Folsom on Apr 16, 2010

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Located on the Forgotten Buttress in between Rumble Strips and Hole in One.



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Ben starting the long pitch
Ben starting the long pitch
Rosco,Nettle and Bess
Rosco,Nettle and Bess

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By Mary Ellen Man
From: Midvale, UT
Dec 12, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13

You guys are my heroes, This climb was one of the hardest slab climbs I have climbed and I only top roped it. There was never a dull moment with 100 ft of 5.10 and the rest 5.8 or 5.9. I thought the crux was the 5.10 mantle on the hollow flake (the flake held) while you are about 20 ft above the last bolt. This would be a wild lead and is a really fun top rope.
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