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Stranger Than Friction 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Ron Olevsky
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Submitted By: Craig Martin on May 5, 2008

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Climber just below the crux on Stranger Than Frict...

Description 

Fun climbing up a slabby, blunt arete on the right edge of the Leopard Skin slab. Mostly easy slabbing with the crux in the middle of the route passing a bulge with a slight rightward traverse on good holds.


Location 

Located on the second tier of the Island in the Sky formation. Just left of What's New Pussycat? is a gully and to the left of this gully you will find this slabby, blunt arete.


Protection 

Drilled pitons for protection, maybe 6. 2 bolt rappel anchor.



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By Mary Ellen Man
From: Midvale, UT
Nov 15, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This is a fun climb. I always see a bail sling on the last visible pin on the slab. there is another pin upthere you angle up and right and you will find the pin on the easy bulge. then it is easy up to the anchors on the right steep wall.

By rging
From: Salt Lake City, Ut
May 10, 2012

Got halfway up and couldn't figure out where to go. You know you are in trouble when you ask your belayer for directions.

By Gordon Larsen
From: St. George, Utah
Sep 15, 2013

I believe this is a Ron Olevsky route.

By ClimbingUte
Feb 11, 2014

Sandy route, hard to see final pin if you don't read up beforehand. A little runout between final pin and chains but solid holds. Rope drag is an issue.