|The For Real Canyon
The start of the route begins to the right of "Ramp o' Stone" at the base of the obvious black, white and green water streak. Climb past 3 bolts to the "pod" and prepare for the crux through the bulge. Follow bolts up the white gator skin to a no hands rest. The last bolt protects the exciting mantel move onto the ramp/bolted anchors. Aesthetic line with great movement.
9 bolts + anchors/rap rings. All bolts were placed on lead.
|Comments on Real Black Velvet
|By Ben Scott|
From: Fort Collins, CO
Feb 4, 2009
Really nice 5.11 route.
Photos do it no justice, striking line with crazy scales.
I wussied and grabbed draws at anchor, silly mantel.
Still dirty a bit in bottom half, needs more traffic.
Thanks for bolting this one, Mr. Russell!
|By phil wortmann|
From: Colorado Springs, Co.
Feb 22, 2009
rating: 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a
Props for a sick line Mr. Russell. Loved every bit of it. This one has a little of everything, from flaring cracks, steep shit, and thin slab. Got the on-sight, but barely. It had me shaking.
|By Jason Haas|
From: Broomfield, CO
Dec 15, 2010
The nut on the bolt at the bulge was really loose last week. I tightened it as much as possible by hand, but it could probably use a little torque of a wrench even still. Didn't have one with me, sorry.
|By Glenn Schuler|
From: Monument, Co.
Aug 18, 2011
There are now 2 or 3 spinners on this thing. If anyone plans on doing this route, I would bring a wrench & tighten the bolts. They need it badly.
From: Denver, CO
Oct 3, 2011
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a
Still a couple of spinners. Nice route but a little dirty in places, but it doesn't distract from the fun climbing.