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Sellers' True Blue at Blue Scar

Nic Sellers has climbed a new route on Blue Scar between Stairway to Heaven and The Great White. True Blue follows a surprisingly direct and independent line of sidepulls and undercuts on immaculate rock to join the top of Stairway. The crux start is protected by sideways wires, before a poor break where two Friends and a large wire are placed as quickly as possible. From here, sustained climbing with no more protection, leads for 30 feet to a final long slap for a good pocket and easier ground. With climbing that warrants F7c, Nic has offered an on-sight grade of solid E7 6b. The line was first spotted by Craig Smith, who belayed and cleanly seconded Nic on the route, perhaps wondering why he hadn't kept the route to himself? Unlike the other three E7s at Blue (Stairway to Heaven, Blue Angel and Lord of the Dance) True Blue doesn't utilise any pegs, threads or bolts, and all gear was placed on lead.


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