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Refried Brains - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.57/5 Average Rating : 4.57 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
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SR. xtra 4" to 6" for largere cracks.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.75/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 4.75/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

A clean line up a natural weakness on the left edge of The Black Curtain. Good intro to Black Velvet climbing. Follow a discontinuous crack system for 4 to 12 pitches. The best rock is on the first 4 pitches, then degrades a little for pitch 5 and six. Descent: Rappel the route from pitch 4 or 6, or walk off from a top-out.

Submitted by: drkodos on 2004-07-21
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Route ID: 41179

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: Bats on 2012-03-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars nice

Not the warmest climb in the early Spring. It's in the shade, probably nicer in the warmer months.



Added: 2012-06-04

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: girlclimb on 2011-05-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars excellent long pitches

My favorite pitch was the third pitch what a stellar crack and well protected. The Belay after pitch two is obstructed by a fallen scrub oak so be aware.

Added: 2011-05-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: on_rope on 1997-05-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars first climb outside colorado

windy day

Added: 2010-02-17

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2009-05-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Refried Brains

One of the last routes on Black Velvet Wall for me, yet I have to say I think it is underated. For the grade, I thought those first four pitches made for a real nice route. I traversed on the 2nd pitch, out right of the corner on a hard move to follow a different line up and right. Sure folks are doing both corners there. 1st and 3rd pitches were quite stellar I thought.

Added: 2009-05-04

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: jsh on 2007-04-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars -

Greg Barnes replaced the 4th anchor, and 5th pitch protection bolts, April 2007.
Great route! Fairly sustained for the grade.

Added: 2007-04-19

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