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Bad Banana Dreams S 
Baloo's Nightmare T 
Blue Collar Ape S 
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Gooseberry Corner T 
Great Rift Valley T 
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Hey Hey We're The Monkeys T 
Homo cragus S 
Java Man S 
Jungle Boogie S 
King Kong S 
Kipling's Short Story S 
Knuckle Draggers Needed S 
Missing Link, The S 
Mistah Kurtz - he dead. S 
Monkey Business S 
Monkey Fist T 
Monkey Trick T,S 
Nairobi S 
Nit Picking T 
Opposable Thumbs Required S 
Oranguterror S 
Pygmy S 
Restless Natives S 
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi T,S 
Rudyard Kipling T 
Shere Khan T,S 
Star of Astoroth T,S 
Stross vs. Kipling T 
Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright. S 
Upton Sinclair T 
Welcome to the Jungle S 
Your Bones Will Crack T 

Blue Collar Ape 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Phyllis Suggett & Roy Suggett
New Route: Yes
Season: May through October
Page Views: 1,526
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Jun 23, 2010

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Lili clipping the bolt prior to the crux move


This is a very fun zigzagging route with a scary reach problem at the third bolt. Otherwise, the climb is made up of mostly 5.7 and 5.8 moves. Five bolts to shuts.


In the Lower Jungle on the "Pygmy Wall" right of "Flaky Chimp" and just left of "Homo cragus" of which it shares the anchor.


Five quick draws to shuts.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Lili on lead
Lili on lead
Rock Climbing Photo: The only 5.9 move on "Blue Collar Ape" -...
The only 5.9 move on "Blue Collar Ape" -...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun route!
BETA PHOTO: Fun route!
Rock Climbing Photo: "Blue Collar Ape"
"Blue Collar Ape"
Rock Climbing Photo: Jonny on Blue Collar Ape. Photo by Gigi.
Jonny on Blue Collar Ape. Photo by Gigi.

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By Boissal
From: Small Lake, UT
Sep 6, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Fun route with great balancey moves at the 3rd bolt, the sequence will definitely make you think. The upper crack is a bit loose, I'd stay away from pulling on the jugs inside and jam instead.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
May 22, 2012

Another fun route if you have the reach for the crux. My partner didn't and found it frustrating. Agree with Boissal to use the jam for the last moves to the anchor.
By JMaret
From: Heron, MT
Jul 17, 2015

Fun route, nice reach move at the 3rd bolt. Great lead for beginners.
By Michael Buchanan
Aug 10, 2015

The flakes inside the crack at the top are loose. Fun sequence at the 3rd bolt, after that it is 5.7 ish.
By Zoe Marie
Sep 8, 2015

Everyone in my group that climbed this loved it (toprope and lead). It's a good lead with one committing balancy move and some nice variation.

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