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Black Velvet 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Oct 22, 2012

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Description 

This climbs a big, right-facing dihedral. There is some lichen at the bottom, but with care, it can be avoided. The crux is about 3/4s of the way up, but the protection is good. You can clip the last bolt on "Tilt" if you want. I did this as I had already used my biggest cams lower in the dihedral.

Location 

This route is on the Lowball wall right of the route known as "Tilt". It ascends a big, right-facing dihedral.

Protection 

Bring a standard rack. One book says to bring gear to 3", but a bigger piece like a #4 Camalot will protect the beginning. There are two bolts fixed for descent at the top.


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The route.
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Looking down from the anchor.
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The anchor.

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