Canada’s leading female climber, Vikki Weldon, has made the second ascent of Blue Jeans. It was a two year project she spent 16 days on, working the crux pitches. The route was bolted by Nick Rochacewich and sent by Derek Galloway. The route is named after a Canmore climber who wears blue jeans to the crag and in the alpine, Andrew Gallant, but also for the two blue streaks that drape down the steep face. The route is located in the Bowl Area on Yam, left of East End Boys, 5.12. The line is consistent, with a mix of great rock and poor rock. The upper easier pitches are quite run out. Other routes with similar names are Brown Trousers, 5.10d, Yellow Edge, 5.11b, and Red Shirt, 5.9. Blue Jeans is 200m and the pitches are: 12b, 12d, 12d, 13a, 13b, 11d, 10d.
This summer Weldon became the second Canadian female to climb 5.14 with her ascent of Eulogy at Maple Canyon.