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Big Rocks Remembered S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Cyclops S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
End Play S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Forearm Smash T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pigeon Paranoia S,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Piranha S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sleeping Bat in a Ziplock Bag S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Sobriety S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Suicide Squeeze S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Unknown TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Urban Chunks S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
User Friendly S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Wasp Mentality S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Work Ethic S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Shared By: Adam Therneau on Apr 30, 2006
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Description

One of the top classic Red Wing routes, Work Ethic offers the motivated rock jock a brilliant stretch of thin, technical face climbing that is surprisingly sustained for such a short length. Even though it goes higher, the climb is effectively over at the major ledge at 25 feet. Beta is key to the thin, crimpy nature of this face and the route feels much harder until the proper sequences are sussed out. Put in the work though, this route is worth the effort!

Location

Just to the right of the obvious crack and just left of Suicide Squeeze.

Protection

bolts

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Jonathan Williams
Minneapolis
  5.11d
Jonathan Williams   Minneapolis
  5.11d
Stellar route and very fun. Mar 25, 2007
Tony Litke
La Crosse, Wisconsin
  5.11d
Tony Litke   La Crosse, Wisconsin
  5.11d
I watched two people climb it before me. With the right beta the crux can be done fairly quickly and did not feel in the 12 realm IMO. Mar 4, 2015
Paul Soukaseum
  5.12a
Paul Soukaseum  
  5.12a
With the right beta and the right conditions, it can feel like a 11+. The crux is at the 4th clip and then you're home free. May 12, 2017
HenryHartzler
Minnesota
  5.12a
HenryHartzler   Minnesota
  5.12a
Super stellar route - definitely beta specific, but fun and precise movements! The first four bolts offer maybe 1 decent rest, but firing off the sequence before your fingers give out is the key. Home free after bolt 4! May 20, 2018
randy baum
Minneapolis, MN
  5.11d
randy baum   Minneapolis, MN
  5.11d
since when did this become 12a? hasn't it always been 11d? swore i'd not make these comments but only a sith believes in absolutes. May 21, 2018
Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
  5.11d
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
  5.11d
Randy, MP now uses the consensus for a route's rating. So, it became 12a when 12a outweighed 11d by numbers of people registering a vote. Who knows maybe it will be 12b in a few years. Your 8a score will be ever increasing, which is pretty sweet. ;-) May 21, 2018

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