Uptown Rock - Upper Tier Climbing
Routes in Uptown Rock - Upper Tier
|"Alan Bartlett Wasn't Here" T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Blue Collar S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R|
|Downtown Man T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Funk You Up T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Funkytown S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Sinners and Saints T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Solemates T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Uptown Funk S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Uptown Girl T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|GPS:||37.368, -118.688 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||old5ten on Feb 2, 2015|
|Admins:||Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThese are the upper slabs at Uptown Rock, featuring excellent slab/face climbs on smooth, but featured, grey, brown, and golden granite.
Most of the climbs are moderate and bolted, but require a few pieces of gear. A small rack with pieces in the small to medium range is strongly recommended. A standard rack is recommended for Sinners and Saints.
A single 70m rope is sufficient for rappelling from the top to the midway anchor (knot ends!) and from the midway anchor to the base. For the routes on the left slab it is also possible to climb to the top (via the midway station of Downtown Man) with a shorter rope and walk/scramble (3rd class) off to the (climber's) right. There is no walk-off for the slab that hosts Uptown Girl and a single 70m rope or two equivalent ropes are required.
Blue Collar is not recommended for the novice leader. The dihedral/corner/flaring crack (with left finish on top), Sinners and Saints, would be a better choice in terms of potential pro.
The Upper Tier of Uptown Rock is usually sheltered from the wind and quite warm relative to other Pine Creek crags.
Classic Climbing Routes at Uptown Rock - Upper Tier
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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