Type: Trad, 170 ft (52 m), 2 pitches
FA: 1st P: Dick Long, 2nd: Gene Drake, Jim Hicks
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Shared By: Brian Quiter on Mar 7, 2005
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker -, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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Access Issue: Open - Not within Caldor Fire Closure as of Nov 2021: fs.usda.gov/eldorado/ Details
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Pony Express is a great way to start the day.

The first pitch (5.8) is worthy of 3 stars, a lieback flake for a ways then it turns into a left-facing open book.

The second pitch only deserves 1 star... continue up from the belay on easy climbing for ~20 feet then use a wide crack in the gully to pull a bulge (5.9). After the crux its 3rd class to the top.

Finding Pony Express is quite simple too. It starts in the middle of a clean face on a very obvious flake - the only one in the vicinity.

Protection

Up to 3 inches, there are bolts atop the first pitch, and plenty of huge boulders to sling atop the second.

Walk off to the north.

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