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Working Man 

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Darryl Roth, 1987
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BETA PHOTO: Cactus Cliff - Left (1)

Man-tasia is now named Pi...


Two routes right of Pick Pocket, Working Man climbs past a big hueco to a very thin crux. Endurance on small crimpers, pockets, etc, follows.


5 bolts/ anchors.

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Cactus Cliff - Left (1) <br /> <br />Man-tasia is now named Pick Pocket.
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By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 9, 2003
rating: 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b

excellent route!!! sequential and pumpy. long reach between bolts #2 and #3, and also between #4 and #5.

By Cam Reade
Apr 27, 2009

I broke off one of the crux holds this weekend. The small two finger crimper tooth above the second bolt is gone. It's going to make this a letter harder I think.

By loc
From: colorado springs co
Apr 28, 2009

Nice going, Cam. I got on it on sun and noted that the hold was gone. I had to throw to the next side pull which is hella hard. I hate you, Cam. ;)

By Darryl Roth
Dec 5, 2010

Historic note about the name... Dave Nordstrom, one of the unsung and egoless climbers of Shelf Road is a physician who climbed at Shelf for a number of years. Nord would work 10 or 11 hours a day, hit the climbing gym a few nights a week, did hundreds of pounds of squats and spun at his home gym the other nights and then on Friday it would begin....
He'd eat a big meal after work then begin riding his road bike from Black Forest toward Buena Vista through the night. Once he reached Buena, he'd turn south toward Salida then toward Canon City and turn at Penrose. Finally he'd get home Saturday night in Black Forest around 7:00 PM after 24 to 27 hours of cycling depending on the wind and temps. Nordy ate the biggest hamburgers at McDonald's on the ride to keep up with the massive calorie drain. Power bars wouldn't touch his energy needs.
After a huge meal in the evening, Nord would collapse and wake up early Sunday AM after 8 - 9 hours of bedwetting sleep. Sunday, he'd meet us and climb 5.11 and 5.12 all day at Shelf. Here's to Nordstrom, the man who could have beat the snot out of Lance Armstrong and Alan Watts wrapped together if he wasn't an ultimately dedicated doctor.
Nordstrom was the ultimate athletic animal and consummate, tireless Working Man.

By Buster Jesik
Dec 22, 2010

I agree that with the broken hold, 12.c would be a fair rating. That move is harder than anything on French are Here.