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Pueblo Gringos

5.10a/b, Sport, 40 ft,  Avg: 2.6 from 229 votes
FA: Bob and Carrie Robertson
Colorado > Canon City > Shelf Rd > Gallery > Menses Prow

Description

This route is the steep route on the west side of the California Ethics Pinnacle (facing the trail). You have to belay on the trail.

Protection

Five bolts. Sport anchors on top.

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Katie heading Pueblo Gringo.
[Hide Photo] Katie heading Pueblo Gringo.
Starting up Pueblo Gringos.<br>
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Photo by Nan K.
[Hide Photo] Starting up Pueblo Gringos. Photo by Nan K.
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Surprisingly thought provoking for 10a.
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Getting started on Pueblo Gringos.
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Starting, always check your gear.
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Jon rapping off of Pueblo Gringos.
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Last few moves of the route.
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Nan leading Pueblo Gringos.
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Midway.
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Pueblo Gringos climbs the overhanging face of California Ethics Pinnacle that faces the trail.  Pumpy, sustained climbing that requires good body position for success.
[Hide Photo] Pueblo Gringos climbs the overhanging face of California Ethics Pinnacle that faces the trail. Pumpy, sustained climbing that requires good body position for success.
Allison on lead (the rope behind her is a rope for someone on "Tucker's Faith") about half way up "Pueblos Gringos".
[Hide Photo] Allison on lead (the rope behind her is a rope for someone on "Tucker's Faith") about half way up "Pueblos Gringos".

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Jake Wyatt
Longmont, CO
  5.9+
[Hide Comment] Big holds all the way - quite a fun route. Feb 14, 2004
Rich Kelly
Boulder
 
[Hide Comment] I think there are only 5 bolts but rest assured this climb is well protected. I thought it was a very good route, requiring good technique to minimize the strenuousness of this slightly overhanging climb. The bottom cracks seemed to offer only good side pulls, thus requiring one to shift ones body position to take advantage of the hand holds. Midway, just below the bulge, we felt was the crux. My partner found a good hold further left then the line would suggest which seemed to make the route a little easier. Move right near the top and search around for a hidden hold to the right to get to the anchors. If this was longer, this route would deserve 3 stars. Sep 21, 2005
[Hide Comment] Went up today and theres now a hanger on the 1st bolt. thanks to whoever took care of that. Aug 12, 2007
Doug Lintz
Kearney, NE
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] One of my favorite 10s at Shelf. Monster holds the whole way. Oct 5, 2008
khoa
Tacomarado
 
[Hide Comment] This route reminds me of B.C. at The Bank. Jun 15, 2009
JasonT
5.9
[Hide Comment] This route is not a 10. Probably an 8. Sep 13, 2009
DavidHH
Parker, Colorado
  5.10a/b
[Hide Comment] Jason, you are a stud! For a mortal climber with a leading limit at 8-9 you may find this route slightly more difficult than this 8+ might suggest. Stick with the consensus grade. Sep 14, 2009
JasonT
5.9
[Hide Comment] Was a bit of an inside joke. Me and my partner werent sure that the climb we did was Pueblo Gringos so we asked another group if we were on the correct line because it didn't feel like it was a ten. When the guy from the other group asked my partner what it felt like, he replied "an 8". I do agree a little as I cannot see it being a legit ten.... LaCholla Jackson seems harder at 8+...oh well. Sep 14, 2009
Bill Olszewski
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Awesome climb! Never really eases up, real pumpy. But the holds and movement are so much fun. Admittedly it's a little hard for me to grade bc the pump factor makes it seem harder, but Jason, I think you need to do more laps on La Cholla; I think that one is way easier than PG. Jan 7, 2011
[Hide Comment] Polished like the rest. Apr 4, 2012
a Ball
Denver, CO
 
[Hide Comment] Really greasy down low, good movement up high. Oct 8, 2013
James Hicks
Grand Junction, CO
  5.10a/b
[Hide Comment] Great climb! There are couple greasy footholds, but they're really not all that bad considering how bomber almost every hand hold is. Super fun! Mar 31, 2014
guerillaClimb Musinski
Vail CO
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] Super fun route. I feel it's definitely 10a, since 10a is suppose to be around V0 climbing. Some greasy feet but teaches how to get a good clipping stance and not rely on to much friction. Pretty neat little climb! Nov 29, 2016
Joel Allen
La Crosse, WI
 
[Hide Comment] This is getting SUPER polished. This might feel a tad hard (just really pumpy) for the 5.10 leader, but don't worry, it's super safe! Mar 27, 2017
Keith W
  5.10a
[Hide Comment] As mentioned below, this thing is quite polished and slick especially if it's warm out. Fun climb, and the grease factor makes it spicy even though all clips are super safe. Dec 11, 2017