Epinephrine partner wanted


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Nate Nate · · Los Angeles, California · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 10

I'll be in Vegas starting tonight possibly for the next week.
Nate

Ball · · Oakridge, OR · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 70

I've done it twice and I suggest you find someone who has done the descent before (the MP beta is particularly garbage and will cause an epic).

Doug Foust · · Henderson, Nevada · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 165

Descent is super simple:

1) go up to the real Black Velvet Peak
2) follow cairns on ridge until you come to 3 large cairns next to each other
3) follow trail down

Doug Foust · · Henderson, Nevada · Joined Sep 2008 · Points: 165

1 does not equal 3

Ball · · Oakridge, OR · Joined Jan 2010 · Points: 70

It's not that simple though. Step 3 specifically. The trail meanders and cuts back and if you miss the cut back (I would have done both times had I not known better) you don't end up at whiskey peak and will end up back-tracking, possibly in the dark.

Last I heard someone put reflective tape on the bushes, but I haven't seen them so I can't comment on their efficacy.

Chris Massey · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 5

Poor guy was looking for a partner and gets the spray down lecture about descent beta. Do any of you want to climb with him or not? BTW, I used the MP descent beta and pics and lived to tell about it. Miracle...

pkeds · · Redondo Beach, CA · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 30

+1 for descent being waaaaaay over hyped. Probably the largest and tallest college ruin of cairns I've ever seen.

Out of town this weekend else maybe. I realize this helps no one. Good luck!

pkeds · · Redondo Beach, CA · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 30

Rule #1 don't be a jerk Mr admin. Merely commenting in response to post #2.

Nate Nate · · Los Angeles, California · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 10

Ohhhh I've been offline for a couple days but this is hilarious!
I did end up climbing Epinephrine. The climb was spectacular. The Descent was heinous. Miss a cairn and apparently you're wrapping off trees. I guess it can go either way. Probably much harder at night.

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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