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Blue Collar Ape S 
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Hey Hey We're The Monkeys T 
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Jungle Boogie S 
King Kong S 
Kipling's Short Story S 
Knuckle Draggers Needed S 
Missing Link, The S 
Monkey Business S 
Monkey Fist T 
Monkey Trick T,S 
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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,S 
Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright. S 
Upton Sinclair T,S 
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
New Route: Yes
Season: May through October
Page Views: 1,185
Submitted By: Roy Suggett on Jun 23, 2010

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The only 5.9 move on "Blue Collar Ape" - the crux.

Description 

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.


Location 

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


Protection 

Five quick draws to shuts.



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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.