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Work Ethic 

YDS: 5.11d French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII British: E5 6a

Type:  Sport
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Therneau on Apr 30, 2006
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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.



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...on a beautiful fall day.
...on a beautiful fall day.
Tyler (Tyke) Pierson demonstrating his work ethic.
Tyler (Tyke) Pierson demonstrating his work ethic.
Tyke looking sketchy...
Tyke looking sketchy...
Tyke crankin'
Tyke crankin'
Susan finding the jug on Work Ethic; Feb 2011
BETA PHOTO: Susan finding the jug on Work Ethic; Feb...
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By Jonathan Williams
From: Palo Alto, CA
Mar 25, 2007
rating: 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a

Stellar route and very fun.