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Get a Job 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 110'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Alan Nelson, 1997
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Aug 15, 2001  with updates from Carl Schaefer

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Setting up for the crux slab.

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    Get a Job fires vectorially up the South face of Highlander Crag 20 feet left of Job Review and negotiates the same roof. A 5.11 sequence comes a bit above the roof that is tricky, thin, and frictiony. While Get a Job and Job Review are analogous climbs, parallel, and ascend similar features, it is surprising how differently they feel climbing. Both pack a lot of climbing in 135 feet perhaps because both present very continuous climbing at 5.9/5.10 with brief and distinct 5.11 cruxes. If you are in the area, both climbs are worth a stop.


    Bring 13 draws, double ropes, and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

    Photos of Get a Job Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: The 5.10 area above the crux.
    BETA PHOTO: The 5.10 area above the crux.
    Rock Climbing Photo: The crux area.
    BETA PHOTO: The crux area.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Up high on the route.The upper part of this route ...
    Up high on the route.The upper part of this route ...

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    By Ken Heiser
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jan 3, 2006
    rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

    I think that if the face crux above the roof on the route to the right (Job Review) is 11a, this has to be at least a letter grade harder. I can reach the holds and still find this to be really thin, reachy, very awkward. The upper part of the climb above the crux is very fun fairly sustained 9/10. Happy New Year
    By David Appelhans
    From: Medford, MA
    May 18, 2010
    rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

    We were able to rap to the ground with a 70m.
    By nate post
    From: Silverthorne
    Mar 15, 2013
    rating: 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a

    The crux at the roof worked me over. Fell on lead five or six times. I thought it was at least a letter grade harder than Herb-A-Med-Veg-A-Matic which I on-sighted with out a worry, but it just might be that I need to climb routes like this more often and improve my sloppy foot work, that or get some arm extensions which are ridiculously expensive. So I guess I'll work on my foot precision instead.
    By Jay Eggleston
    From: Denver
    Jun 15, 2015
    rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

    This is certainly harder than 11a. I called it 11b, but it may even be harder. It is very sustained above the roof at the 5.10 grade. A 70m rope is just right to get down. The climb is not 135' long. It is almost exactly 115' long Both the newest guide books list this climb wrong as far as length. This site lists it too long, too.
    By Carl Schaefer
    From: Boulder, CO
    Jan 1, 2017
    rating: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

    13 bolts to the anchor, lowering with a 70m is fine. Easier than Job Review (11a) to the right (spoiler alert) if you can find the hold on the far right at the crux just above the roof.

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