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Description

These 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.

Getting There

Approach as for Uptown Rock. Follow cairns on the right side (SE) up the sandy slope and talus to gain access to 'Downtown Man' and 'Uptown Girl' - two excellent slab climbs.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Uptown Rock - Upper Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
 9
Blue Collar
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 17
Sinners and Saints
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
Downtown Man
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Solemates
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Uptown Funk
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Funk You Up
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Uptown Girl
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 3
Funkytown
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Blue Collar
 9
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Sport
Sinners and Saints
 17
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Downtown Man
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Solemates
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Uptown Funk
 16
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Funk You Up
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Uptown Girl
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Funkytown
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Sport
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