Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Todd Swain, Sept. 1989
Page Views: 1,054 total · 7/month
Shared By: Roger Linfield on Jul 25, 2006
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

a nice hand crack

Location

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

Protection

standard rack

Photos

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