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Velvet Gloves 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Aidan Maguire
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Submitted By: Brian Quiter on Oct 3, 2004

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Velvet Gloves mid pitch. Excellent splitter!!!


Velvet gloves is the right-most climb on the main face of Black Beaty Wall. It is easily identified by the double hand-crack system down low. The cracks run away from each other as you get higher. Follow the left crack, through the flared crux. Afterwards, the crack becomes less consistant with a few wide sections punctuated with more hands. Keep going 'till you hit the anchors!


Gear to two inches. Bolts with chains atop the crack

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By fivefun
Sep 30, 2013

Incredible climb. Great pro, awesome crack. My friend rightly pointed out that this climb would have a mile long line were it in the valley.

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