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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]
FA: Scott Sills
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Submitted By: Jay Eggleston on Oct 22, 2012

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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.


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


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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By Jim Hausmann
From: Richmond, TX
Sep 28, 2015

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