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Routes in Sunny and Steep

Black Happy S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Blackened S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cirque de Soleil S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Claimjumpers Special S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Edward Silverhands S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Gimme Back My Bullets S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Mr Choad's Wild Ride S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Peak Performance S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Scorpions S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Slot Machine S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sport Chimney S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Steep Thrills S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Sunny and Steep S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tour de Pump S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Turbo Dog S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Turtle Wax S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Working for Peanuts S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Ward Smith, Chris Smith & Dave Quinn, 2/94
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Shared By: grk10vq on Nov 13, 2009
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

Description

On the far right side of the Sunny and Steep wall sits a low angle, thin slab. While nowhere near as steep as its neighbors, Working for Peanuts is a good way to get things going or warm things down before/after the long hike.

Begin just left of the first bolt. Climb up a very serious and tricky start to gain some easier climbing above. Hold on tight up through the second bolt and stay on those feet, work right a bit and follow the most prominent features passing three more generously spaced bolts to a chain anchor.

Location

Working for Peanuts is on the far most right side of the wall, and just right of a shallow chimney.

Protection

Five bolts and a chain anchor.

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JSH

JSH    
The awkward start reminded me of a few mid-10s, and the climbing did not improve thereafter.

Also not a great route on 2nd - the bolts and the anchor are consistently to the side of the climbing, such that on TR you're always looking at a swing around the buttress. Just, awkward. Jan 1, 2017
Jer
 
Jer  
 
I liked it, great for passing the time while waiting in line for Mr. Choad's. Wasn't scary for me with 2nd bolt stick clipped. Dec 7, 2016
Branden Michelkamp
Salt Lake City
Branden Michelkamp   Salt Lake City
Everytime I climb at this wall I do this route and every time its weird... good but not the easiest sequence. Apr 13, 2015
Shawn Heath
Forchheim, Germany
  5.9+
Shawn Heath   Forchheim, Germany  
  5.9+
I will agree that this thing was MUCH harder than I was expecting and scared the crap out of me, but I don't climb because it's a breeze... That's precisely why I liked this route. Mar 5, 2014
Tim Wolfe
Salt Lake City, UT
  5.9+
Tim Wolfe   Salt Lake City, UT  
  5.9+
A bit harder than it looks right off the deck. Feb 28, 2013
John Wilder
Las Vegas, NV
  5.9+
John Wilder   Las Vegas, NV
  5.9+
contrived and not much fun. watch the run-out up high. May 1, 2010