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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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You want to try using the left wall...

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


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
2 days ago

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.