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Oct 8, 2016
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I'll be in Vegas starting tonight possibly for the next week.
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Nate V
From Los Angeles, California
Joined Sep 17, 2014
10 points
Oct 9, 2016
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I've done it twice and I suggest you find someone who has done the descent before (the MP beta is particularly garbage and will cause an epic). Ball
From Oakridge, OR
Joined Jan 18, 2010
113 points
Oct 9, 2016
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Descent is super simple:

1) go up to the real Black Velvet Peak
2) follow cairns on ridge until you come to 3 large cairns next to each other
3) follow trail down
Doug Foust
From Henderson, Nevada
Joined Sep 14, 2008
198 points
Oct 9, 2016
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1 does not equal 3 Doug Foust
From Henderson, Nevada
Joined Sep 14, 2008
198 points
Oct 11, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Sam Perkins; Ground-up FA; named because it's big ...
It's not that simple though. Step 3 specifically. The trail meanders and cuts back and if you miss the cut back (I would have done both times had I not known better) you don't end up at whiskey peak and will end up back-tracking, possibly in the dark.

Last I heard someone put reflective tape on the bushes, but I haven't seen them so I can't comment on their efficacy.
Ball
From Oakridge, OR
Joined Jan 18, 2010
113 points
Oct 11, 2016
Poor guy was looking for a partner and gets the spray down lecture about descent beta. Do any of you want to climb with him or not? BTW, I used the MP descent beta and pics and lived to tell about it. Miracle... Chris Massey
Joined Oct 1, 2012
16 points
Oct 11, 2016
+1 for descent being waaaaaay over hyped. Probably the largest and tallest college ruin of cairns I've ever seen.

Out of town this weekend else maybe. I realize this helps no one. Good luck!
pkeds
From Hermosa Beach, CA
Joined Feb 3, 2006
32 points
Oct 11, 2016
Rule #1 don't be a jerk Mr admin. Merely commenting in response to post #2. pkeds
From Hermosa Beach, CA
Joined Feb 3, 2006
32 points
Oct 11, 2016
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Ohhhh I've been offline for a couple days but this is hilarious!
I did end up climbing Epinephrine. The climb was spectacular. The Descent was heinous. Miss a cairn and apparently you're wrapping off trees. I guess it can go either way. Probably much harder at night.
Nate V
From Los Angeles, California
Joined Sep 17, 2014
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