Silk Road (aka Somn Somn)
BETA PHOTO: Somn Somn - starts directly behind the tree
First bolt is a bit high, easy climbing up to it. A few tricky moves getting up to the main face. For the most part good pockets on a mostly vertical face, a few bulges.
From Tarzan go down and to the right. Facing the wall this is the left route. First route to the right of Tarzan, to the left of Over the Counter.
7-8 bolts, rap hangers
|Comments on Silk Road (aka Somn Somn)
Oct 8, 2008
Actually it has 5 bolts in 60 feet. After about 20 feet its just low angle choss.
Oct 28, 2009
This is not the name of this route, it's actually called Silk Road- Bolted by Shawn Kintzle and the F.A. by him as well. so for the weekend warriors that start posting who knows and ratings that not done from the ground up, clean, not hanging on every bolt and throwing out some rating that could get a climber hurt by bad raters that love posting crap ratings, keep your opinionated rating to yourself please.
this also goes for Indian Bluffs area. Hey if you really can't do the moves, zip it.
|By Dan Roberts|
From: Eastern Iowa
Jul 4, 2010
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b
First bolt is not that high and is were it should be. Well protected route and not that chossy.