Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: John Bald & John Edgar, 1973
Page Views: 3,587 total · 18/month
Shared By: Brian Reynolds on Feb 8, 2003
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Smooth as Silk can be divided into two distinct sections. The lower section involves bouldery moves off the ground to a short hand traverse before easing off into a lower angle slab. The upper section ascends a splitter finger crack up a very smooth, relatively low angle slab. A small scoop at the base of this second section complicates getting onto the slab and provides the crux of the route.

Smooth as Silk is located around the corner from the Freeway Wall, on the end of the buttress that faces the road. The upper slab is plainly visible from the car as you approach the parking area on the Lost Horse Road. A short boulder scramble gets you to the base.


Thin rack to #2 Camalot (even that may be bigger than you'll need). This climb sews up beautifully with nuts and TCUs.