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There's Friction Afoot 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Tvedt, 2004
Season: east facing - afternoon shade helps
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Submitted By: Paddy McIlvoy on May 22, 2009

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Looking towards the rest of the Lost World while a...


Starts just below the obvious hueco. A few hard thin moves at the bottom lead to steadily easier smearing to the anchors.


Starts left of Contra Friction at the bottom end of the water-carved slab.

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Sep 26, 2016
rating: 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

The start of this line is a left-trending 3 bolt traverse aiming to establish on a big chicken head. Begin immediately where the stream leaves the base of the crag.
By Kiffer Creveling
Jul 2, 2017

The book indicates that the anchors for There's Friction Afoot (10.b) will meet up with City Slicker (10.a). When you reach the set of anchors there are actually two separate anchors for both climbs. You can also continue up through the second pitch. Have fun! Great climb and just keep you hips close to the wall to increase that friction.
By Scott Morris
From: Bountiful, Utah
Jul 21, 2017
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

There are actually two additional bolted pitches that continue above this route to the top of the formation where you can wander around and enjoy the view. They were pretty fun and very reasonably protected. Felt like maybe 5.7. One can likewise access these higher pitches by climbing City Slicker.

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