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Black and Blue Velvet - 5.13a popular

Average Rating = 4.17/5 Average Rating : 4.17 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (6)
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Bolts; bolted anchors.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.13a
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 2.60/5
  Rock Quality 3.80/5
  Scenery 3.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.40/5

Description:

Climb the smooth vertical yellowish face with dark swirls, to crux at next protruding vertical face, then up to anchors. Hardest difficulty rating at Pilot Mountain.

Submitted by: treyr on 2007-11-28
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Views: 1733
Route ID: 12017

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6 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.13a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: A-Bowl on 2013-04-21 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Bouldery interesting movement.

Great to finish with the glory 5.10 extension after the send. Makes the route feel much cooler and ups the stars in my mind. If you tick this you need to take glory laps on the two next to it for the trifecta for full domination of the pilot so youll never have to return.

Added: 2013-04-22

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.13a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: sycamore on 2012-11-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars My first 13.


Not easy. 8th try over 4 different days.

Added: 2012-11-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.13a
  Safety Rating PG13
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mjwestla on 2009-01-11 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Not even close

We had a TR on this after working Blind Prophet so we thought we'd see what 5.13 feels like. After a little while some of the sequence started to appear, but it was not easy. We flailed and jugged around the first few bolts just to feel out the holds and moves and were duly horrified. Looks pretty bad-ass if you can do it. It will redefine what a "jug" is after you've been flailing on the minuscule crimpers with no feet.

Added: 2009-01-11

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: Ablindman on 2008-10-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Sweet Climb..

Clean on top rope... One hang on Lead... Next time!

Added: 2008-10-12

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: CinnamonJohnson on 2005-01-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Good route

Worth going out to Pilot to do.

Added: 2008-06-04

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