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Calico Sling, The T,S 
Pancho's Happy Bottom Riding Club S 

60 Degree Slabs Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Topo for Pancho's and Calico as seen from US Highw...

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This is a reorganization effort to help clarify routes in this area.

Note, you can not rappel these with 1 rope.

Eds. Please do not climb here. This is on private property. The landowner has confirmed that they do not want anyone climbing here.

Getting There 

This is 0.1 miles west of the Beige Siphon Tube.

Walk west 100 yards or so and pick a way up the steep loose road cut to a large tree. Gain the base of the slab and go west/up 50 yards or so (look for two bolts in the first 25 feet).


A. Pancho's Happy Bottom Riding Club, 8+ R, 2p, 180', bolts & gear.
B. Calico Sling, 7+ R, 2p, 140', bolts & gear.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for Calico as seen from US Highway 34.

The Calico Sling 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : 60 Degree Slabs
The crux is low to the ground, in the first bolt area. It has good slabbin', abundant holds, and is mostly 5.4-5.5 ish. There have undoubtably been climbs done on this slab before. I did not find any pitons, bolts, or gear in any of the cracks, but on the tree atop this route is hung a lone, 15-20 year old sling. The tree had grown against a rock pinning the sling, and the sling had multi-colored (calico) lichen growing on the entire sling, hence the name.Eds. Please do not climb here. This i...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Wes B.
Apr 25, 2010
Both of the routes on MP for this slab are pretty fun, but the approach was difficult and lose. With more traffic (and a better approach), these could be among the best moderates in the BTC. There also appears to be a ton of lines that would make fun moderates on the left side of this slab.

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