Elevation: 4,457 ft
GPS: 36.035, -115.467 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 385,230 total · 1,942/month
Shared By: M. Morley on Feb 16, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

Safety


LVMPD Search & Rescue responds to assist lost, stranded, and injured persons, to include fatalities relating to climbing and hiking accidents.  In Black Velvet Canyon, specifically on the route Epinephrine, LVMPD Search & Rescue has seen a substantial increase in rescues. We are asking for your assistance to reduce the number of these types of calls.

Climbers please prepare for a full day of climbing with overnight provisions. Know your limitations and have the ability to retreat from the climb.
There is an Emergency Cache at the top of the peak. The cache may include some overnight supplies, but is not to be relied upon. This is strictly for emergency situations. Instructions will be listed on the outside.

The “walk off” from where Epinephrine tops out has been geo referenced. This is a guide, you are still responsible for your actions. There are no rappels.
 
Geo Map Instructions:
A PDF map has been designed for use on your GPS-enabled mobile device and can be viewed on any PDF reader. When viewed in an installed mobile map application, each map is designed so that your location can be displayed on screen in real time. Geo referenced map applications allow you to navigate using your mobile device’s GPS even without cellular reception. There are a variety of geo referenced PDF apps available for Apple and Android devices. Consult the mobile app instructions for complete information on how to use.

Go into the  App Store, Download AVENZA MAPS.

  • Download the map onto your device prior to being in an area that may not have data coverage.
  • Ensure location services is enabled for the mobile map application being used on your mobile device.
  • In areas with no cellular reception, phone battery life significantly decreases. Putting your device in airplane mode will greatly improve battery life and not interfere with GPS tracking.
Date: 5/14/2018. No warranty is made from LVMPD or Mountain Project as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of this data for individual use or aggregate use with other data.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Black Velvet Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 106
Refried Brains
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 1,018
Epinephrine
Trad 13 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 563
Dream of Wild Turkeys
Trad 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 441
Sour Mash
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 61
Overhanging Hangover
Trad 2 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 139
The Gobbler
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 75
Yellow Brick Road
Trad, Sport 5 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 80
Rock Warrior
Trad 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 27
Spark Plug
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
The Fiddler Roof
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 308
Prince of Darkness
Trad, Sport 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Johnny Come Lately
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 152
Fiddler on the Roof
Trad 7 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Steel Monkey
Trad 11 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 14
Cutting Edge
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Refried Brains
 106
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Epinephrine
 1,018
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 13 pitches
Dream of Wild Turkeys
 563
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 7 pitches
Sour Mash
 441
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Overhanging Hangover
 61
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
The Gobbler
 139
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Yellow Brick Road
 75
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport 5 pitches
Rock Warrior
 80
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 6 pitches
Spark Plug
 27
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Fiddler Roof
 3
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Prince of Darkness
 308
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport 6 pitches
Johnny Come Lately
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Fiddler on the Roof
 152
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 7 pitches
Steel Monkey
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 11 pitches
Cutting Edge
 14
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Trad
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