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Black Velvet Canyon


Red Rocks, Nevada USA


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The Attempted Climbing of Epinephrine with Danger, Max, and Issac
Wednesday April 4, 2012 1:20pm
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Oblivion
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Max is an engineering student at Purdue University who one day dreams of being a dirt-bag climbing bum.

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seth kovar

climber
Reno, NV
  Apr 4, 2012 - 02:28pm PT
Nice, good show!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Apr 4, 2012 - 02:38pm PT
Awesome, nothing like a mini epic!
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
  Apr 4, 2012 - 02:50pm PT
Whew, that is a classic epic (and those are the ones we remember in the long run)! Gotta say it's not a climb I'd ever entertain threesomes or backpacks on - speed and efficiency are of the essence.
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
  Apr 4, 2012 - 02:53pm PT
Epinephrin is an AWESOME climb!
I did it once and that was enough for me.
I was exhausted after that climb, but that could be because I had to lead every pitch.
Oblivion

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Traveling
Author's Reply  Apr 4, 2012 - 04:17pm PT
Agreed, the backpack was a bad idea.
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
  Apr 4, 2012 - 04:31pm PT
We did it with a single 60m to keep the commitment level up and each wore a Metolius 'Big Wall' gear sling with a 1 Liter bladder, keys, and a protein bar. We hydrated like mad the night and morning before stepping on the trail.
couchmaster

climber
  Apr 4, 2012 - 06:42pm PT
Wow. Truth. Love that part of the trip report. You guys look like a fun group. But I'm glad I didn't get stuck behind you. How about doing some other chimneys first. Then also see what your time is on Frogland (7 pitches). If you can car to car Frogland in a @ a 2-3 hours and get up other 5.9 chimneys you should be able to do Epi in 9 hours. Doing Frogland will also acquaint you with the bottom of the Epi descent so in case you get there after dark, you'll have a light mental edge knowing it from before.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
  Apr 9, 2012 - 02:28am PT
Nice epic fellas. Way to keep yer heads on straight and get down safely. I dug the Fro Yo section of the TR. Nice wit lads. Thanks for sharing the adventure.
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
  Apr 9, 2012 - 10:47am PT
Nice one guys, As much as it sucks not making it to the top (I bail of routes all the time) Its always better to bail and make it down safely then to try and keep going and get yourself in trouble.

Mike.

climber
  Apr 9, 2012 - 11:17am PT
Nice report.
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Black Velvet Canyon - Epinephrine 5.9 - Red Rocks, Nevada USA. Click to Enlarge
Epinephrine ascends the ominous 600-foot-tall chimney.
Photo: Greg Barnes
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