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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'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.13a/b French: 8a Ewbanks: 29 UIAA: IX+ ZA: 29 British: E7 6c [details]
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Submitted By: Bennett Harris on Mar 9, 2012

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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: Colorado Springs, 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?

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