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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: Roger Linfield on Jul 25, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Northwest End of Freeway Wall (facing dirt road)


This is a long, non-sustained crack and face


at the extreme north end of the formation, 100 feet left of Smooth As Silk.


standard rack

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By Brian in SLC
From: Sandy, Utah
Jan 2, 2008
rating: 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

This climb is actually on the SOUTH end of the Filipino Wall. Fun route. Walk off to climber's right, then down boulder strewn gully between the Filipino Wall and the south end of the Freeway Wall, then back to the pack at the base of the route.
By Donno
From: Newport Beach
May 8, 2009

This elusive climb is now described as 35 feet right of Planetary Motion in the new Vogel guide. It is on the wide buttress that faces northwest. It's tricky to get to the start and easy to end up on what I'm calling "False False Smooth as Silk".
By DaveGustafson
From: Palm Desert, CA
Nov 11, 2009

Agree on the assessment of a tricky start. Save a couple larger pieces (#3) for the top belay. Fun and close to the car.
By Mary Moser
From: Joshua Tree, CA
May 8, 2011

The start was more than tricky IMHO. The rest of the climb after that was uneventful. I felt False False Smooth As Silk was actually the better climb of the two.

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