Type: Trad, 200 ft
FA: Bill Todd and Rick Sumner (1977)
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Shared By: Salamanizer suchoski on May 20, 2014
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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An oldschool runnout testpiece which has been obscured and all but swallowed up by newer routes to it's left and right. A bold adventure for the few who seek the more mental challenges of climbing, Tapestry surely won't disappoint.

Begin by climbing up Farley a short distance until you can traverse out left heading for a big stance. Blue Velvet takes the direct approach to this stance, shares a bolt with Tapestry then quickly tucks tail and runs to the left. Clip this lone bolt for Tapestry then pull through the short .10b crux. Now wander through 5.7/8 knobs with possibly a questionable knob tie-off at best until you reach a bolt shared with Crushed Velvet. You can easily identify this bolt as it uncharacteristically jets out left of the line of bolts on Crushed Velvet about 70ft up past your last bolt. Now climb up and left through 5.7 knobs and edges heading for a small right facing corner with what seems to be at least 80ft up. Build a belay here as you'll quickly be out of rope if you don't.

If you have the skills to make it here. Surely you can come up with your own solution of finding your way off the route.


Wandering face between Blue Velvet and Crushed Velvet.


Two bolts and confidence in ones own abilities.


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Tapestry starts up Farley for 20 feet. It then pulls out and heads up and left to its 1st bolt (this is the 5th bolt of Blue Velvet and the only Blue Velvet bolt that is Not a button head). Climbing to the Tapestry 1st bolt is the same as for Blue Velvet for about a 30 feet section. Tapestry then continues trending slightly right (while BV continues up and left) with 2 knobs to sling (one being very marginal) approx 75 feet to the second bolt (this is a shared bolt with Crushed Velvet). It then diagonals left and heads up easy face for about 75 feet to a protectable horizontal crack and then up a short grungy shallow crack to the top of the formation (199 feet if taken to the very top of formation). To climb Tapestry you have to skip one bolt on Blue Velvet (4th). This route is probably 10a with modern rubber and still "X" rated Dec 28, 2017