Friends over things, outside over inside. Will you go out with us? #OptOutside — Join Us Outside
Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
(3) Video Bluff
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Ace T,TR 
Bikini S 
Damaged Circuit  TR 
Edge of Might S 
Eve of Destruction T,TR 
EZ Corner T,TR 
Flakey Old Man S,TR 
Live Wire S,TR 
Panes of Reality TR 
Robotics TR 
Stained Glass T,TR 
Stranger Than Friction S,TR 

Stranger Than Friction 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

Type:  Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'
Original:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Unknown
Season: Summer
Page Views: 107
Submitted By: Eric Jensen on Jun 23, 2011

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (8)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The dirty muddy section of the wall is the route. ...


This route is the bolted line to the right of Flakey Old Man. It starts with two small pockets, followed by a big move to a sloping ledge. Adequate feet support good hands. This route is super dirty in the early part of the season.


On the northern section of Video Bluff, to the right of Flakey Old Man.


5 quickdraws, and not a bad idea to stick clip the first bolt. The crux is probably the first move, and the landing isn't nice. Can be toproped easily enough.

Comments on Stranger Than Friction Add Comment
Show which comments
By another Chad
Jun 2, 2012

FFA: May 29, 1987 by Tim Olson and Bob McGown
By Tim Welch
From: Portland, OR
Sep 1, 2016

A brush should be part of your standard rack at the Butte ;) Rap cleaned this first and it became a pretty fun climb. Reachy in places

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!