Stranger Than Friction
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BETA PHOTO: stranger than friction.
Grab a quick warm-up and you'll be physically ready for Stranger than Friction. The rest is up to you.
A tendon bending start puts you in at awkward stance. A fast, five feet off the ground and you've found the route's physical crux, focus and a long reach will help break the freeze. Continue climbing over crisp, thin edges to a brief rest, angle right through the mental crux towards a fixed pin. An awkward exit gains a small rest and the anchor. A short route with a long feeling!
In the middle of the Green A Gully and approximately 30 feet up from Prepositional Phrase, sits Stranger than Friction. Follow the trail north into the gully from the Green A's sundeck, the route is second bolted slab from the left and has a low, under-cutting roof.
Three bolts, and a fixed pin lead to a heavily slung horn with quick links. Lower or Rappel the route.
|Comments on Stranger Than Friction
Nov 14, 2007
I've looked for this before but couldn't find it. Where is it? Of course, I can't find Sensimila crack either...
Dec 31, 2008
Why don't you ask Zoso. He knows the book backwards and forwards. Wonder if he actually climbs.
From: Small Lake, UT
Oct 22, 2009
Burly moves right off the start then thin face climbing on manky old bolts. What's not to love?
Bring a saw if you want to try the 11d neighbor, Surprise Beginning.
Jun 19, 2011
This route, though short, is fun and unique climbing. The granite is lipped/edged, so even though it's a slab, you are edging more than you are actually smearing... a fun change up for LCC slab.
The bolts are button-heads. There is one angled pin in a horizontal between the second and 3rd (last) bolt. It's slightly angled down, and though it seems secure, doesn't seem that deeply placed.
|By Ryan Goslin|
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 6, 2012
This is a great route that could use an update....bolts one and four look solid but the second is a button head that spins and the piton could maybe be replaced (or if gear can be placed when its pulled that would be fine). I certainly didn't want to fall on either of them. Great dime edges and crimps past the crux start, just wish it was longer!!