Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Gary Taylor, Pat Contor, Susan Ashley, Nancy Cohn: 1988
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


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.