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Velcro 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Richard Olsen and Dennis Clark, 1983
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Submitted By: Bill Olszewski on Apr 16, 2009

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Allister on Velcro

Description 

Start on the upper ledge and climb the left side of the light brown section. This line works mostly on smearing and thin edges, with the occasional pocket or protruding aggregate rock. At the 5th bolt the climb traverses up and right; the crux is passing this bolt. Continue over the ledge to chain anchors shared with Rurp Rip-off. A nice, delicate climb and fairly sustained. Rappel to descend.

Location 

On the short slab to the left of the main wall.

Protection 

7 bolts, bolted chain anchor


Photos of Velcro Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Madaline almost to the top of Velcro
Madaline almost to the top of Velcro
Rock Climbing Photo: Jeff Constine topping out on Velcro.
Jeff Constine topping out on Velcro.
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris Owen leads Velcro, mid 80's (c) Chris Savage
Chris Owen leads Velcro, mid 80's (c) Chris Savage
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Goss leads Velcro mid 80's (c) Chris Savage
Mark Goss leads Velcro mid 80's (c) Chris Savage
Rock Climbing Photo: Topping out on the slab.
Topping out on the slab.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bob S starting up Velcro.
Bob S starting up Velcro.

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By Souljah
From: Northern NM
Apr 28, 2012

FA: 1983 - Richard Olsen and Dennis Clark.
By Petr
Mar 17, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Old anchor with a bunch of old hardware including a master lock connecting chain to bolt.
By Spider Savage
Oct 2, 2014

Be good at high stepping and crimping. Most the bolts on this route need to be replaced and should not be considered safe for repeated falls.
By Aaron covington
From: Pinon hills, ca
Jan 25, 2016

Old loose anchors and loose bolts. Very fun climb, be careful if you decide to do it.

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