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Blue Collar

5.5 R, Sport, 115 ft,  Avg: 2.6 from 7 votes
FA: E. Stefke, Jan. 2015
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Pine Creek Canyon > Uptown Rock > Uptown Rock - Upper Tier

Description

From the toe of the left face of the Upper Tier climb up an easy slab over a small lip, cross another slab to another lip (1st bolt), then head up toward a gap between two bushes (5.5; 2nd bolt). Continue past the ledge and up a shallow corner/arete past 2 more bolts, making the final, exposed traverse to the midway anchor on a shallow, improbable ramp.

This route is easy, but a bit runout and not a good choice for the beginning leader.

Location

This is the first route on the Upper Tier. See Upper Tier topo pic for route start.

Protection

4 bolts, 70m rope, mussy anchor.

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Approaching the anchor on 'Blue Collar'
[Hide Photo] Approaching the anchor on 'Blue Collar'