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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
Type: Trad, 100 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 862 total, 8/month
Shared By: Donno on May 8, 2009
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This is an enjoyable, easy climb about 30' right of False Smooth as Silk.

Location

The route starts at a flake, just right and below the highest tree at the base of the buttress. Climb up to the ledge that the tree is on, and then into a wide off-width crack.

Protection

light trad rack

Photos

With a 70 m rope, you can do a single rope rap from a large slung chock stone just right of the top of the climb, taking you to easy scrambling near the start. Might need to reinforce the rap station. Dec 23, 2013
Mary Moser
Joshua Tree, CA
Mary Moser   Joshua Tree, CA
My pals and I felt this climb is actually better than False Smooth As Silk (to the left of this climb and right of Planetary Motion). It was more sustained and had more variety than its neighbor. May 8, 2011
DaveGustafson
Palm Desert, CA
  5.5
DaveGustafson   Palm Desert, CA
  5.5
Fun route, although rock quality not the best. While it's a 5.4, it does get fun as run out is just a way of life... a longer route that takes up some smaller stuff (surprise) and a bigger piece to protect the off-width. Bring a couple larger (#3ish) at the top for belay.
For the descent, be mindful of some of the rocks down the corridor... I saw a few movin'! Nov 11, 2009