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Smooth as Silk 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Dan Sniff
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Submitted By: andjoely on Jan 18, 2008

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BETA PHOTO: Currahee - Smooth as Silk

Description: 

Climb the sweet finger crack using a few key face holds for about 30 feet. then wander up easy face to roof with horizontals. pull roof and continue to top.

Pro: up to #2 camalot. small nuts, small TCUs. Some key nut placements


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Stephen in the middle of the finger crack section. May 08'
Stephen in the middle of the finger crack section....

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By Joey Wolfe
Jan 19, 2008
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This crack finishes with tea cup hands and a fist jam or two. Not to be missed.
By EL WRAY
From: fort myers, fl
Feb 6, 2008

must do route. #4 and 5 bd nuts are essential for first few moves, and are bomber placements if you look. after almost half a day of cleaning this route is returned to true form on the upper part of the crack, and allows for much better pro without having to move onto the face.
By Dan Sniff
Sep 17, 2010

John Miller got the second, with on sight flash.

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By JohnWesely
From: Red River Gorge
Jan 23, 2011
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

What is the bolted route to the left of Smooth as Silk?
By s f
From: GA/CO
Jan 24, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

That is Super Smooth (11d).
By JohnWesely
From: Red River Gorge
Jan 24, 2011
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Does it go out the roof on those flakes and then traverse right onto the face?
By s f
From: GA/CO
Jan 24, 2011
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Yes, you use the flake and then step right. Otherwise, you could snag the ~13a FA on the direct start by going straight up. ;-) There are a couple of other newer, undocumented routes in that secteur; just let me know if you want any more info.
By JohnWesely
From: Red River Gorge
Jan 25, 2011
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

You know I would. I have been climbing a Currahee lately to detox from all the long drives out to sandstone.