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Aug 6, 2012
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Going to Vegas to watch a friend fight this weekend and was wondering how the temps would be to do a night climb in Black Velvet Canyon? Thinking about driving down after work, and starting on a climb at like 5pm... Would it still be pretty hot then? Thanks in advance for responses. JacobD
From Flagstaff, AZ
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Aug 6, 2012
Third pillar of dana descent.
Nope, it will be really nice at night in the 70's. Black velvet usually gets a strong breeze as well. Might even want a jacket. Rob Fielding
From Las Vegas, NV
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Aug 6, 2012
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Was just climbing on Ixtlan buttress last week during the day... and it was perfect at what felt like 85F. The area is in the shade by 10:30am or so, all day. You can climb half naked (or naked if you want), feel a breeze and you're cool in the mountain's shadow.

I feel like Red Rock summers are so misunderstood. There is still plenty of climbing to be had...Ice Box Canyon, chimney routes, Black Velvet....etc..

The approaches can be pretty sweaty. And I bring 3L of water just in case.
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Aug 7, 2012
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Sweet, thanks a bunch! JacobD
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