Sour Mash, 5.10a

2nd Pitch- 80’- 5.9/ A fun pitch. Go right of the tree to avoid rope drag. Ascend easy ground to below the broken roof area. Jug on huge holds as you take the small roof section up and over into a broad crack. You can protect this pull with a 1” underneath the roof and have a bolt to clip into immediately above the roof. Traverse right along the crack as it narrows, passing several more bolts on hard to protect ground. Keep angling right until you reach the station. No real crux to expect here. (there is no tree as per Handren’s book, again, his beta is somewhat off on this entire route).
Sour Mash, 5.10a, 6 Pitches, Black Velvet Wall, Black Velvet Canyon, Red Rocks, NV, April, 2008


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