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Working for Peanuts 

YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9+ French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Ward Smith, Chris Smith & Dave Quinn, 2/94
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Submitted By: grk10vq on Nov 14, 2009

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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.


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


Five bolts and a chain anchor.

Photos of Working for Peanuts Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Marissa working through the lower section.
Marissa working through the lower section.
Rock Climbing Photo: Working for them peanuts. December 2011.
Working for them peanuts. December 2011.

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By John Wilder
From: Las Vegas, NV
May 1, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

contrived and not much fun. watch the run-out up high.
By Tim Wolfe
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 28, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

A bit harder than it looks right off the deck.
By Shawn Heath
From: Forchheim, Germany
Mar 5, 2014
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

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.
By Branden Michelkamp
From: Salt Lake City
Apr 13, 2015

Everytime I climb at this wall I do this route and every time its weird... good but not the easiest sequence.
By Jer
Dec 7, 2016

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.
Jan 1, 2017

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.

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