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YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Todd Swain, Sept. 1989
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Submitted By: Roger Linfield on Jul 25, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: Silkworm and Smooth as Silk


a nice hand crack


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


standard rack

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By Donno
From: Newport Beach
Oct 12, 2009

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

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.

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