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Black and Blue Velvet 

YDS: 5.13a/b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E7 6c PG13

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.13a/b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E7 6c PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: Bennett Harris on Mar 9, 2012

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Adam on the Upper Crux Moves of Black and Blue Vel...


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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By Mark Paulson
Nov 2, 2012
rating: 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c

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.
By Bennett Harris
From: Charlotte, NC
Mar 8, 2013

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!
By Abel Jones
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 22, 2013
rating: 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c

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.
By Trevor V.
From: Santa Barbara, Ca
Oct 26, 2013
rating: 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c

Great climb. Holds seem solid to me, small but solid. Maybe it has gotten cleaner?
By Henry Ritterpusch
Nov 19, 2016

Does anyone know about doing this climb into the top section of Blind Prophet?
~ specifically the new variation three as posted in the blind prophet comments.

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