Yellow Brick Road, Black Velvet Canyon 5.10b

 
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Red Rocks, Nevada USA

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vegastradguy

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Las Vegas, NV
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   Sep 4, 2006 - 11:33pm
eh, DoWT is better- more gear to place. YBR is a clip up for the most part- you only use gear for the first 50' of it.

this is mostly crimpy sport climbing a la PoD- complete with hanging belays- so, if you like that sort of thing...
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clustiere

Big Wall climber
Las Vegas, NV
Oct 7, 2003 - 11:08pm
 
I was wondering if anybody had linked The gobbler with Yellow Brick Road via the third pitch traverse of Dream of wild turkeys.
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Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Aug 25, 2003 - 11:08am
 
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Matt M

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Alamo City
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   Apr 3, 2003 - 06:15pm
Climbed on 3.28.03 - Great fun. Canyon is still butt cold right now so bring warm clothes! Started up around 1pm with a party just starting up Prince o' D. P2 will wake you up if you didn't warm up (again - it was COLD) because of its slant and slaby feel. Also, topo had P2 @ 120' - I'd say more like 150'. Head straight up and enjoy! If you've climbed Amazing Face @ Mt Diablo, the climbing is sorta like that except with MUCH BETTER Rock. The holds made me grin the whole way up.

Use double ropes - much less of a hassle than trailing a second line. The party on POD did this and the rope was at the mercy of the wind - Felt bad for the second hauling that beast.

We rapped down POD with 2 50m doubles - Not sure about rapping off P2 of Yellow Brick anchors since it slants so much so heads up if you try it!

Will be back again to finsih off POD and the rest in BV Canyon
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Black Velvet Canyon - Yellow Brick Road 5.10b - Red Rocks, Nevada USA. Click to Enlarge
Yellow Brick Road is a two-pitch variation to Dream of Wild Turkeys.
Photo: Greg Barnes
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