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Black and Blue Velvet

5.13a PG13, Sport, 50 ft,  Avg: 3.1 from 12 votes
FA: unknown
N Carolina > Pilot Mountain > Amphitheater


The bolted route just left of Blind Prophet. Crimp your way through waves of swirled rock to a marginal rest before the crux at the small roof. Tweak your way through powerful gastons and long reaches to the anchors.


Just left of Blind Propher



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Adam on the Upper Crux Moves of Black and Blue Velvet
[Hide Photo] Adam on the Upper Crux Moves of Black and Blue Velvet
Pulling through the crux.
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Mark Paulson
Raleigh, NC
[Hide Comment] I don't know why this would be rated PG13. If you stick-clip the first bolt, it's got the most closely spaced bolts at Pilot. Nov 2, 2012
Bennett Harris
Charlotte, NC
[Hide Comment] It's rated pg-13 because the middle section has some questionable holds, and I have personally had one break on me and I ended up a few feet from the ground. Make sure you grab something solid between the second and third bolts! Mar 8, 2013
Abel Jones
Bishop, ca
[Hide Comment] Make sure you do one of the two sick extensions when you send the meat. I chose the easier one (left). Definately makes this route awesome. Apr 22, 2013
Trevor V.
Santa Barbara, Ca
[Hide Comment] Great climb. Holds seem solid to me, small but solid. Maybe it has gotten cleaner? Oct 26, 2013