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Routes in Lower Freeway Wall

False False Smooth as Silk T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
False Smooth as Silk T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Planetary Motion T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Silkworm T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Smooth as Silk T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Start Trundling T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Stop Grumbling T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stop Trundling T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thigh Master T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wilma Rubble T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Todd Swain, Sept. 1989
Page Views: 1,011 total · 7/month
Shared By: Roger Linfield on Jul 25, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Suggest Change]

a nice hand crack

Location [Suggest Change]

on the north end of the formation, and to the left of Smooth As Silk

Protection [Suggest Change]

standard rack

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Donno
Newport Beach
Donno   Newport Beach
Silkworm is ~100 feet left of Smooth as Silk. It's a large left-facing corner with a clean, 1" crack on the right wall and a wide, grainy crack at the back of the corner. You can't see the 1" crack from the road. A few stemming moves & you're up on the slab above. A lot of approach & scrambling for a short route. See photo. Oct 12, 2009
Mary Moser
Joshua Tree, CA
Mary Moser   Joshua Tree, CA
This climb seemed hard for the grade, but then again I've never been a fan of offwidths. The finishing crack on the right wall was a lot more fun. It was also very short, but would be a nice climb if only 50 feet longer. May 8, 2011

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