Judging from some of the comments on social media and from the approach description on Mountain project I think the idea of Black Velvet Canyon as a far-flung wilderness might be a bit of an exaggeration- itís 45 minutes walk from the car to where the multipitch trad routes are and the boulders appear to be on the way. Might have interpreted that wrong though so happy to be corrected.
Inspired by the interviews from this. Given that heís had a drink driving conviction in the past itís cool to hear heís found success via a new sober life. I was 31 when I went totally clean myself and although it didnít lead me to climb 9A I still rate it as one of the best decisions I ever made.