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This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Roadside Crag - LIMITED ACCESS

Science Friction

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Five Finger Discount 5.8 (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Tod Anderson, Martin Hackworth in 1984
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route ascends the obvious flake with a fingercrack left of Motha. The anchors are chest height about 5' left of the top of the crack on a large ledge.
Moves: Fingers
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry:
Owner: Graining Fork Nature Preserve
technical (1) classic (1) vertical (1) fingers (1) fun (1)
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Submitted by: ahab
Date: Aug 14th, 2008

Submitted by: Sketch
Date: May 25th, 2006


Gobstopper said on May 27th, 2005
Unless I was on the wrong route, this route now has anchors a little bit to the left and above the ledge. Little short, but a pretty decent climb overall.
Overcammed said on November 28th, 2005
I think this is a fun route. The anchors on the left are new, and the traverse up and over to this is a little interesting I think. Not hard, but something that you have to get your mind around.
Sketch said on July 11th, 2006
This is an excellent route, must do.
2tall said on September 3rd, 2006
I would highly recommend this route to all! Fun, good pro, cool moves.
dbarless said on May 10th, 2007
Underrated, good route, fun moves...
rrgclimber said on October 22nd, 2007
nice finger crack cool moves great pro all the way
endercore said on November 5th, 2007
fun route, super easy. It was like every hold you wanted to be good was.
uberwhipper said on July 14th, 2008
My first ever trad climb, even though I was on clean up. Tons of fun and great view from the top.
rjackson said on September 27th, 2008
Awesome. Simply awesome.
B.J. said on March 16th, 2009
Fun route on good gear. Oh if only it were longer!
danf26 said on March 19th, 2009
great climb
Anonymous said on March 24th, 2009
Anyone else think the dihedral above the anchors would go? Looks super thin but I felt like it might be doable.
Ascentionist said on March 25th, 2009
There used to be fixed gear up there, so yeah.
Steve said on November 9th, 2009
Bring back the traverse! The new to me anchors on this line suck. Well actually the right bolt just seems to suck. Back in the day I'd have removed those suckers. I'm too lazy now.
SpikySkaKid said on April 25th, 2016
What a brilliantly fun route. The finger layback section was amazing.
Dougclymz said on October 17th, 2017
What it lacks in length and splendor it more than makes up for with fun moves!