Black Velvet Peak Climber's Log

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JRaphaelson - Oct 28, 2022 11:01 pm Date Climbed: Oct 28, 2022

Epinephrine  Sucess!

Simulclimbed/soloed the majority of epinephrine except the first several pitches. Great day out!

Luke Underwood

Luke Underwood - Jul 27, 2020 9:00 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2020

Black Velvet Peak Via Mountain Springs  Sucess!

About 8 miles round trip with around 2100 feet cumulative elevation gain. Took about 6 hours including the rests on the way up and back. Lots of class 2, some class 3, and maybe 1 or 2 spots with class 4 maneuvering. There are some spots with exposure, and a summit register is at the north peak that overloooks black velvet canyon.


bechtt - Apr 9, 2016 2:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2016

Black Velvet peak bagging loop  Sucess!

Great loop with Bob that included Veteran's, Monument, Hidden, Mountain Springs, Black Velvet (high point and top of BV Wall), and Whiskey.

Vitaliy M.

Vitaliy M. - Apr 10, 2014 9:30 pm

Via Epi  Sucess!

Climbed Epinephrine and Prince of Darkness on this peak.

ridgeard3230 - Mar 29, 2014 7:11 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2014

From Mountain Springs Peak  Sucess!

The easiest route getting there. under 2 hours.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 4, 2014 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2014

Via Black Velvet Canyon  Sucess!

Went up the canyon and down via the eastern side. Tagged Whiskey along the way.


philadendron - May 6, 2013 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2013

Close but not quite

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.


Mooner - Apr 20, 2013 10:33 pm

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.


jdmorehouse - Mar 14, 2013 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2013

Second of Three Peaks  Sucess!

An exceptionally windy day made the class 3 scrambling pretty spicey!

ridgeard3230 - Apr 5, 2012 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2012

From Spring Mt. Peak

Took the easy way there, dropping down from the lime stone ridge.
Yes,it was very windy.


jmatthys - Oct 22, 2010 8:44 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2008

Hiked up  Sucess!

Windy on the ridge, was a good day


weeds19 - Sep 25, 2010 11:47 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

Cooling Down  Sucess!

The weather is finally starting to cool down enough to get back into Red Rocks. I hiked this one with a group from LVMC.


ShinLV - Sep 24, 2010 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

Via Black Velvet Canyon  Sucess!

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


lasvegaswraith - May 2, 2010 9:41 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2010

Windy Day  Sucess!

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


Groundswell - Mar 30, 2009 11:16 am Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2009

via Epi  Sucess!

Epinephrine. Climbed route with tyler. perfect weather.


jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 7:05 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2004


Also, 2/17/13 with Peter, Tom, Judy, Barb, Susan and Jacquie; 11-17-13 w/PB,JK,BS&JK, 3-22-15 w/Rick, Barb, Judy & Jacquie

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Oct 5, 2007 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Dec 1, 2005

Via Black Velvet Canyon  Sucess!

Many times, even though it's none of my favorites in Red Rocks.
A few photos: Black Velvet Peak and Wall


alpspitze - Sep 26, 2007 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2002

Great Red Rock Peak  Sucess!

Took the normal way through the canyon up and Branch's alternative down.


MoapaPk - May 8, 2007 9:49 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2001

three scramble routes  Sucess!

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.


dcurless - Jul 6, 2006 8:50 am Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2004

Epinephrine  Sucess!

Great, great climb. One of my favorites so far.

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