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The Energy Blues 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Louie Anderson, 2008
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: C Miller on Mar 9, 2009

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BETA PHOTO: The Energy Blues (5.6), Riverside Quarry

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Start in the recessed area and climb the slab that steepens to a bulge at the top. Fun moves on good rock and one of the best at the grade in the area.


Third route from the left and starting from a recessed area.


8 bolts, anchors

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By live_it Pracht
From: Mammoth Lakes, Ca
Sep 8, 2009

Fun, well protected route. Be careful around anchors tons of loose rock and sand. Wish I had a broom!
By Josh Antezana
From: Anaheim, CA
Nov 7, 2011
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

crawl up the staircase. lots of bolts, long route. Careful for sand/loose rock. Wear a helmet!
By cconradd
From: Washougal, WA
May 23, 2014

Tons of bolts, anchor is on a huge ledge. Fun short climb. As other people have said, lots of loose sand, grit and dirt.

Decent place to setup a toprope for beginners.

Rock Climbing Photo: KT top roping Energy Blues.
KT top roping Energy Blues.
By James Roe
Dec 15, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I was thinking the same thing, live_it.
Next time I come back I am going to bring a broom and get rid of the gravel.
Aside from that, the climbing is simple and fun. Toward the top is a crux sequence that requires a bit of thinking, but nothing strenuous at all. The bolts at the top are on a big ledge so it's a great route to teach beginners the basics of anchor set up and rappelling, etc.
By James Roe
Dec 18, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

I headed back today and tried to clean off the route a bit with my friend Trek. It was hilarious, took him about 45 minutes, and he came down bragging about how clean it was (I didn't think he did a very good job :D). It is much better now, with most of the gravel no longer present on the route, but still could use some work to make it prime.
Rock Climbing Photo: Trek Cleaning
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