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Contra Friction 

YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Tvedt, 2004
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Submitted By: Paddy McIlvoy on May 22, 2009

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Description 

Step across the small stream and follow bolts up the low-angle grove. Not hard at all if you trust your feet. The guidebook calls it 5.9 but the 5.8 leader should be able to fake his or her way up. A great route to take a new climber on, and teach them to trust their feet. Cool spot.

Location 

At the far right side of the lost world. Right below a cool waterfall (flowing in the spring).

Protection 

Lots and lots of bolts; nine of 'em plus the chain anchor.


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By MJW
From: Boise, ID
Jul 2, 2016



Shelly crankin' away
By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Sep 26, 2016
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c

Best bolting of any slabs at the City? The mini dihedral to the left provides a perfect foot to avoid full smears. Calling this a 9 is a stretch compared to other slabs at the grade though... Super fun regardless, and the setting is pretty spectacular when the water is running.
By JaySnow
Jul 8, 2017

If you have Dave's 2016 book, bring his anchor marks down about 20 feet. The chains are actually about level with those for City Slicker and Friction Afoot. These chains also had a loose bolt that I tightened (4/29/17). Something is afoot, for sure. Book says there is a second 5.9 trad pitch; Dave's original chain illustration might be part of that. Be careful if you go exploring above the first set of chains!

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