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The Black Velvet Boulder, so named for the healthy accumulation of black lichen on it's north face, is a tall and impressive block with two notable problems. Classic Curl (V0+) and Black Velvet (V3) are both technical for the grade and high enough to elicit some sort of reaction from most who climb them.

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Hike west past the western-most picnic table and then head south skirting the rocks on your left. The tall boulder with it's velvety face will be quite obvious. Plan on 5-10 minutes from the car depending upon where you've parked.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Black Velvet Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1- 5-
 26
Classic Curl
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 8
Black Velvet
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Classic Curl
 26
V1- 5- Boulder
Black Velvet
 8
V2-3 5+ Boulder
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