All Locations > Colorado > Grand Junction Area > Unaweep Canyon > Main Canyon: Unaw… > Quarry Wall Complex > Massey Wall
The Velvet Hammer
Avg: 3.9 from 10 votes
Routes in Massey Wall
|Bachelor Party T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Frozen Will T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Full Nelson T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Lisenby-Zacher Especial T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|Lost Vikings T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Mindless Indulgence T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Modulation Crack T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Space Between, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Velvet Hammer, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
|Waking Life T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c|
|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||196 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||Jesse Zacher on Apr 18, 2012|
|Admins:||Jesse Zacher, Jared LaVacque, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis is a continuous crack system that goes the height of the left side of Quarry Wall. It climbs ledge to ledge.
Pitch 1: from the ledge, climb some nebulous terrain until the obvious crack cuts up towards a large triangle ledge. This is a good warm-up for what's to come. 5.10, 60 feet, bolted anchor.
Pitch 2: set sail up the corner with fingers and stemming up past a few steep sections. Gain a good ledge on the right below a short roof. Do some intricate stemming and an arm bar to reach a positive hold. More 5.10 climbing leads to a last rest 20 feet below the obvious undercling crux. Motor up to the undercling, reach high, and place/clip a small nut before making some tough moves to regain the corner. From here, it's 5.10 to the top! 180 feet, 5.11+, bolted anchor.