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Adam chalking before the crux. April 04.
One of the top classic Red Wing routes, Work Ethic offers the motivated rock jock a brilliant stretch of thin, technical face climbing that is surprisingly sustained for such a short length. Even though it goes higher, the climb is effectively over at the major ledge at 25 feet. Beta is key to the thin, crimpy nature of this face and the route feels much harder until the proper sequences are sussed out. Put in the work though, this route is worth the effort!
Just to the right of the obvious crack and just left of Suicide Squeeze.
Tyler (Tyke) Pierson demonstrating his work ethic.
Tyke looking sketchy...
...on a beautiful fall day.
BETA PHOTO: Susan finding the jug on Work Ethic; Feb...
|By Jonathan Williams|
From: Palo Alto, CA
Mar 25, 2007
Stellar route and very fun.
|By Sam Daley|
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sep 10, 2012
Inspired by the route "the Future", Kathryn and I have come up with a number of Red Wing link-ups. This one I thought I would share simply because the name, Kathryn's creation, is absolutely wonderful: "The Ethics of the Suicidal One Eyed Bat." The route startes on Work Ethic and climbs through the first two bolts to the jug, and then traverses a thin rail into Suicide Squeeze. Clip the second and third bolts on Suicide and traverse through Cyclops clipping one bolt on the way to the bulge on Sleeping Bat. Run to the chains on Sleeping Bat. (Since this route crosses 4 different lines on the Cyclops wall, it's recommended that assents are saved for days when you have the crag to yourself.)