Black Velvet Peak Climber's Log
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|philadendron||Close but not quite|
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013
|Tried to bag this peak the easy way with my wife via Mountain Springs, but the scrambling shortly after the transition from limestone to sandstone ended up being rowdier than predicted, so we turned back. I would like to get back here one day and knock this one off, I know I could.|
|Posted May 6, 2013 5:17 pm|
|Mooner||Up I Go|
|4/19/12 Climbed via Epinephrine (5.9) It was a best rock climb (of its kind) I have done to date. It was sooooo good.|
|Posted Apr 20, 2013 10:33 pm|
|jdmorehouse||Second of Three Peaks |
Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2013
|An exceptionally windy day made the class 3 scrambling pretty spicey!|
|Posted Mar 14, 2013 5:58 pm|
|ridgeard3230||From Spring Mt. Peak|
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2012
|Took the easy way there, dropping down from the lime stone ridge.|
Yes,it was very windy.
|Posted Apr 5, 2012 10:37 pm|
|jmatthys||Hiked up |
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2008
|Windy on the ridge, was a good day|
|Posted Oct 22, 2010 8:44 pm|
|weeds19||Cooling Down |
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010
|The weather is finally starting to cool down enough to get back into Red Rocks. I hiked this one with a group from LVMC.|
|Posted Sep 25, 2010 11:47 pm|
|ShinLV||Via Black Velvet Canyon |
Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010
|Been there with 2 other friends. (one turn around on the half way)|
Scrambled up the Black Velvet Canyon and took Branch's shortcut descent route.(East face ridge)
We got lost half way down and broke our own way route to get down.
my hiking album
|Posted Sep 24, 2010 1:43 pm|
|lasvegaswraith||Windy Day |
Date Climbed: May 2, 2010
|via Mountain Springs this go 'round...the wind may the crossing from Mtn Springs to the backside of Black Velvet more interesting than it should have been :-)|
Surprised a few bighorn near the top
|Posted May 2, 2010 9:41 pm|
|Groundswell||via Epi |
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2009
|Epinephrine. Climbed route with tyler. perfect weather.|
|Posted Mar 30, 2009 11:16 am|
|jimegan||BLACK VELVET PK |
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2004
|VIA BLACK VELVET CANYON SCRAMBLE 4/29/04|
Also, 2/17/13 with Peter, Tom, Judy, Barb, Susan and Jacquie
|Posted Feb 8, 2008 7:05 am|
|Anya Jingle||Via Black Velvet Canyon |
Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2005
|Many times, even though it's none of my favorites in Red Rocks.|
A few photos: Black Velvet Peak and Wall
|Posted Oct 5, 2007 6:51 pm|
|alpspitze||Great Red Rock Peak |
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2002
|Took the normal way through the canyon up and Branch's alternative down.|
|Posted Sep 26, 2007 1:17 pm|
|MoapaPk||three scramble routes |
Date Climbed: May 21, 2001
|First time in 2001. Been up both N and S canyons, descended by east "face" ridge. Also went from Mountain Springs; this is probably the easiest. All scramble routes have a short interesting section with an unusual crux.|
|Posted May 8, 2007 9:49 pm|
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2004
|Great, great climb. One of my favorites so far.|
|Posted Jul 6, 2006 8:50 am|
|Matthew Holliman||Route Climbed: Traverse from Hidden Pk Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2005|
|Fun loop through and around Black Velvet Canyon, tagging The Monument first, then over Hidden Pk to this, back down the use trail to the cars. After getting the scoop on Vegas area beta from cp0915, headed over to Lone Mtn, then Capriotti's for dinner, then up to Frenchman Mtn to try and work off some of that cheese steak... very enjoyable day.|
|Posted Nov 28, 2005 8:49 pm|
|Rob||Route Climbed: Epinephrine, Dream of wild Turkeys... Date Climbed: Various|
|Prince of Darkness, Frogland, Ixtalan, Mazatlan, Wholesome Fullback, Triassic Sands, tons more. Black Velvet canyon is great.|
|Posted Sep 19, 2005 9:05 pm|
|aleasure||Route Climbed: epi, prince of darkness,frogland,wholesome,DOWT Date Climbed: multiple|
|a great area at Red Rocks.|
|Posted Jul 24, 2005 9:23 pm|
|rpc||Route Climbed: Multiple Date Climbed: Multiple|
|Prince Of Darkness Thanksgiving Wknd, 2009. Very fun route! Not as monotonous as some online reports suggested IMHO. We had a great time.|
The Gobbler March 13, 2009. I led the even pitch; Shirley did 1 & 3. Following P3, I thought it was as hard as one of the classic Smith 10b faces... Another gem in a chestful of treasures that BV wall is yessir! TR here.
Dream Of Wild Turkeys Feb. 21 2009. Swapped leads with Shirley. Really VERY enjoyable climbing! Canyon was empty all day...well, 'cept for 2 dudes doing major route cleaning (FA??) upcanyon from Epi. Cloudy February day but windless. TR here.
Sour Mash Nov. 2007. Swapped leads with Shirley. Struggled (hung & cried...no kidding-real f..ing tears!) a lot on my 10a pitch (#6 per Supertopo) - I need to climb more faces. Shirley led our favorite pitch of the route (#4 per ST) - great 5.9 face/crack.
Overhanging Hangover Nov. 2007. Think this was the best "short" route we've done in RR (better than 1st 4P's of Dark Shadows IMHO). Again, Shirley led the 1st (crux IMHO) pitch. GREAT mix of face & crack climbing.
Wholesome Fullback Nov. 2007. Sweet short route & I was thankful that Shirley led the first (crux) pitch. Gave me a hard time even on TR (read "I fell"). P2 was easy but fun.
Misunderstanding Jan. 2007. Sweet short route. Very nice. Sneaked it in one evening after Shirley's conference.
Epinephrine May 29, 2005. Cool route. Quite long. "Exposure feel" less than on Crimson Chrysalis IMHO.
Refried Brains (4 pitch "version"), May 27, 2005. Cool route w. hard (for the grade IMHO) crux near top of P3. Some shaky bolts on P4 but good enough.
Epinephrine (attempt), May 22, 2005. Just didn't work out. Bailed atop pitch 4.
Sand Felipe, May 21, 2005. Damn....someone went postal with the drill on this one!!!
Frogland, March 13, 2004. My wife and I climbed this fun route on a warm, mid-March day. The route is easy for a 5.8 - the book (T. Swain) rating of 5.8- is probably more appropriate than the Supertopo rating of 5.8. Lots of fun. Nice, easy descent. Pitch 5 (chockstone pitch) was the highlight of the climb; P2 lieback was also enjoyable.
|Posted Jun 3, 2005 7:11 pm|
|DesertAdventures||Route Climbed: Hiked in. Date Climbed: 4-6-5|
|A beautiful but WINDY day. I showed a few of the Wednesday Buffet Boys the way to the peak. They chose to stay at ridge instead of hiking down to peak. Register is currently missing and cairn was knocked down.|
|Posted Apr 18, 2005 11:30 am|
|M and N Denyer||Route Climbed: Frogland Date Climbed: April 8, 2005 |
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 2005
|We climbed this enjoyable climb on a beautiful sunny day (with intermittent wind gusts). The wind made the stemming chockstone pitch interesting. Of note, the bolts at the anchor stances have been removed. (The three bolts on pitch one are still there though.) Also, Mark set up a belay at the top of pitch four in the notch just above the roof. This allowed for the chockstone pitch to be down with no rope drag. Had a relaxing lunch at the summit while watching/listening to a couple practice setting up what looked like a bivy ledge part way up Prince of Darkness. Nice and easy straightforward walk-off descent. All in all, a wonderful climb.|
|Posted Apr 13, 2005 11:20 am|