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Silky Smooth

This route is located in the Southern Region at The Chocolate Factory

Death by Chocolate

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Atomic Fireballs 5.13d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Adam Taylor in 2013
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 9 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Climb the steep face just to the right of Silky Smooth. Navigate through big moves on crimps and pinches while keeping enough fuel in the tank for the high spice. Equipped by Kevin Wilkinson
Moves: unknown
Descent: unknown
Stays Dry:
Owner: Private
pumpy (1) steep (1) bouldery (1) crimpy (1)
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4.57 stars (7 votes)
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5.13d (7 votes)

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Submitted by: [email protected]
Date: Dec 27th, 2019

Submitted by: chosen1
Date: Jan 16th, 2014


pumpout2004 said on December 19th, 2012
heard low 14. Looks chossy as hell.
kafish2 said on March 20th, 2013
Just curious... anyone know who bolted this thing and if it is open? Don't think I will get on it anytime soon but it looks really good
Andrew said on March 20th, 2013
I was there the day Kevin bolted it. I am pretty sure it is open.
dustonian said on March 20th, 2013
By "good" do you mean "chossy as hell" kafish?
Andrew said on March 20th, 2013
Dave's choss radar is very sensitive. It needs to be recalibrated. Looks good to be.
kafish2 said on March 20th, 2013
By good I mean it looks less chossy than anything on this wall with the exception of buttercup. Sure things will break but that is the norm for virgin rock. Considering that most everything on this wall cleaned up real well I would assume the same will be the case for this one. By looking at Dave's comments on the neighbor to this route I would agree with Andrew that his choss radar needs to be recalibrated.
whoneedsfeet said on March 20th, 2013
Dave's chossdar has been off since Albert and himself had a "movie night" in the back seat of wheatleys SUV. None of them have been the same ever since that night they won't speak of. Truthfully for some odd reason Andrews shoes smelled like vasiline and Dave made a comment about never looking at evolvs the same way again.
pumpout2004 said on March 20th, 2013
sorry everyone. My choss radar has been hyper-sensitized ever since I started climbing on Wheatly's routes. And as for "movie night"...what happens in the SUV is between me, my dignity, and those greased up evolves.
dustonian said on March 20th, 2013
Well, it's good that you found a practical use for Evolvs.
Anonymous said on March 16th, 2016
Did the broken hold in the roof ever get re-re-glued back on?
Anonymous said on March 19th, 2016
I'm pretty sure I tossed it down the hillside when I found it laying on the ground awhile back.
[email protected] said on February 7th, 2020
Bakes in the sun all winter! P.S One-hanging this does not mean you are close to sending, yes it's one of those. If you are short make sure your right thumb and right shoulder are feeling strong for the opening moves 2nd to 3rd bolt. Will feel harder the shorter you are, the rest of the route is 0% height dependent, decent crimps and good feet as far as the eye can see.
Anonymous said on February 8th, 2020
That was a really long "P.S."
stix said on February 8th, 2020
P.S.= Passive Spray