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Working Man 

YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Lee Hansche
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Submitted By: lee hansche on Nov 16, 2014  with updates from Eli

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Devon following working man... Its a bit cleaner n...


Note: I will give it a cleaning soon.

A pretty fun line that I honesty like better than the routes to either side. I had looked at it for a while but never got around to climbing it. No, it isn't a classic, just worth telling folks about. Could be nice for an extra toprope lap after doing one of the adjacent routes.

Pull a fun little mantel move right off the ground, climb a few thin moves on solid rock to gain a crack. Follow the crack up and right to easier climbing off to the left.

Though this route is an independent line I am not in to throwing in bolts on every climbable route. I do think however that a bolted anchor may be worth while so that on a busy day there could be another TR line to keep folks entertained. Anyone have thoughts on that?


Between Supersize Me and Fat Man.


A small rack from fingers to 1" or lead an adjacent route and top rope it (might need a directional).

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By M Sprague
From: New England
Nov 17, 2014

I agree, Lee. No need to grid bolt the face if it can easily be TRed.
By ward smith
Nov 19, 2014

Put an anchor on it for sure. I like trad routes whose anchors can be accessed via sport routes. The climbs get done on TR by those without gear, and we don't end up grid bolted.

By jay davis
From: New Hampshire
Aug 7, 2015
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

short but kind of fun. i thought the protection was decent, but i could easily imagine it feeling pg-13 depending on the state of lichen overgrowth.

i went to the right at the top and finished at the anchors of fat man. i agree that it might be nice to have an independent anchor for this one, as it would give people a nice trad/TR option without adding a lot of bolts to the face.
By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
Oct 26, 2015

Dug some more holds out of this climb today with a nut-tool. It was pretty clean though, and definitely a fun route!
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 26, 2015

I scrubbed it down a bit yesterday looking better... almost done... then an anchor

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