This magnificent varnished wall could be considered the western continuation of the Black Velvet Wall. The approach is rather more involved, of course, and this seems to have limited its popularity.
Walk in on the main Black Velvet trail and follow it into the southern branch of the canyon. Scramble up the short wall and continue up canyon past the start of Epinephrine. About two or three hundred yards past Epineprine, the canyon is again split (this time by a formation called the Corduroy Ridge). The left branch is the one we want. To reach it, you must climb a smooth, low-angle friction slab. There are several protection bolts on this short pitch.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Western Spaces Wall:
Black Sun 5.10 PG13 Trad, 6 pitches, 650 feet, Grade III
Desert Solitude 5.10 Trad, 7 pitches, 840 feet, Grade IV
Western Spaces 5.11- Trad, 4 pitches, 500 feet, Grade III
The Breathing Stone 5.11 Trad, 8 pitches, 1300 feet, Grade IV
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The Breathing Stone 5.11 NV : Red Rock : ... : Western Spaces Wall
A couple of hundred meters up canyon from the Black Velvet wall is the wall with this route. It is marked by a 50-60 foot across arching roof which sticks out 6-10'.Pitch 1: Climb the right side of a small pillar to a bolt (5.9) and then up the face above passing a total of 5 bolts (5.10a) till just below the left end of the roof. Place cams and surmount the roof (5.11a)to a sling belay at two bolts.Pitch 2: Straight up to a fp then up and right (2 bolts)to a ramp. Back left and up (5.9+ one mor...[more] Browse More Classics in NV