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False False Smooth as Silk 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
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Submitted By: Donno on May 8, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: NW End of Freeway Wall

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


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By DaveGustafson
From: Palm Desert, CA
Nov 11, 2009
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

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'!
By Mary Moser
From: Joshua Tree, CA
May 8, 2011

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.
By Steven Reneau
Dec 23, 2013

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.

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