Type: Trad, TR, 70 ft
FA: Aidan Maguire
Page Views: 1,073 total · 6/month
Shared By: Brian Quiter on Oct 2, 2004
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

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!

Protection

Gear to two inches. Bolts with chains atop the crack

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Will M.
Oakland
 
Will M.   Oakland
 
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. Sep 30, 2013