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Working Class Hero 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

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Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Copeland, Eric Johnson 8/89
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Submitted By: Darrin Stein on Jan 1, 2001

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


After walking through the slightly jungle'esq begining of the canyon, you will come across an old jeep road on the right side of the drainage. Follow this and you should see a slot canyon on your left after about a 10 minute walk. As the wall comes back into the main canyon, you should see the route on a small ledge. Go down to the drainage and up, look for the trail leading to the base of the route (small, loose, scree slope). Park it and climb. I know the picture is a bit hazy, but the route is as nice as the surroundings. I only did the one route, but this canyon has a lot of climbs to keep you busy for the entire day.


Bolts with slings at the top. 70' route needing small unites up to 2.5"

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Rock Climbing Photo: Bill P on Working Class Hero.
Bill P on Working Class Hero.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Logan Berndt leading Working Class Hero.
Logan Berndt leading Working Class Hero.

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By Anonymous Coward
Mar 29, 2004

Great splitter 5.9 finger crack. Bring several pieces in the orange and red TCU size (.75 to 1.0"). Nice and shady on hot days. Anchor is a drilled angle a really old bolt. If top roping, be sure to back up with an extra finger-sized piece in the crack (better yet...someone should replace that crappy old bolt).
By Jesse Morehouse
From: CO
May 30, 2008
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A fun route! Id recommend about at least 4 cams in the .5-.75 camalot range plus one of everything as the crack is varied in size down low.
From: Boulder CO
Nov 2, 2010

The picture does not do this route justice. It is an awesome slabbish splitter. A great route to practice locks and finger stacks due to the slightly less than vertial wall.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 16, 2012

Fantastic route! Got a nice flash, need to lead this one next time. Great fingers and feet!
By Fluoride
From: Los Angeles, CA
Oct 22, 2012

About as fun as a route can get. Just perfect. Almost all fingers with perfect pro.

Day Canyon is so beautiful and without any crowds. Great place to do a route like this...Kyle Copeland splitter in a perfect place.
By drini13
Oct 12, 2014

Good route. Mostly .75 and .5 BDs. Day canyon is such a great local climbing crag with a bit of adventure.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Oct 19, 2014
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

A fun change of pace from steep splitters. "Friendly" green and purple camalots through the business. I also placed some #0.4 camalots, a #2 camalot, and a #1 camalot.

Sandy feet keep it exciting.

Anchor does need some love though.
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 8, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is about as good as it gets for a 5.9 finger crack. Has a short steeper section to get over and a tiny bit of rattly fingers. Other than that it's buttery locks all the way up. Climbs like The Coffin in LCC. Fantastic.

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