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Cays 3

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Boardwalk, The T,S 
Don't Shoot, I'm Climbing T,TR 
Last Mango In Paris S 
Trundle Fish T,TR 
Unknown D S 
Unknown H T,S 
Unknown I T,S 
Unknown J T,S 

Cays 3 Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.16228, -105.46942 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on May 28, 2010
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This is a probably the second larget craglet with at least 10 easy to moderate routes. It is the middle of the obvious craglets here and lies basically east of the second pullout/campsite on the right.

Note, some use the pullout/campsite for target practice for .22, 9mm, and shotguns. The approach goes right past their target range.

Left -> right:

A. Unknown A, 1p, 95', bolts & gear.
B. Unknown B, 1p, 95', TR?.
C. Tropical Delight?, 8?, 1p, gear.
D. Unknown D, 8+, 2p, 95', bolts.
E. Last Mango In Paris, 8, 2p, 105', bolts.
F. Trundle Fish, 5, 1p, 90', gear or TR.
G. The Boardwalk, 6 PG-13, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
H. Don't Shoot, I'm Climbing, 5, 1p, 90', gear +/- bolt.
I. Unknown H, 2 PG-13, 1p, 90', bolts +/- gear.
J. Unknown I, 8- PG-13, 1p, 95', bolts & gear.
K. Unknown J, 5 PG-13, 1p, 90', bolts +/- gear.

Getting There 

Wander up fairly open forest keeping an eye out for a dome with a roof in its middle. It should be 15 minutes or less and probably 200 feet or less elevation gain from FR 217.

Climbing Season

For the CO Hwy 7 & Tributaries area.

Weather station 4.3 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Last Mango in Paris, perhaps?

Last Mango In Paris 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Colorado : Estes Park Valley : ... : Cays 3
This is a good route that ascends a slab and then fires over the right side of the roof above. It can be done in 1 or 2 pitches. I suspect that P2 was placed after P1 was done.P1. There are 2 starts to this slab, the left side is harder, 5.7. Starting slightly right of the 1st bolts makes the pitch go at probably 5.6. Continue up very pleasant, clean rock to a 2 bolt anchor below the roof. Note, it's easy to miss the 5th bolt.P2. Step up and easily clip the bolt over the little roof. Figur...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Bruce Hildenbrand
Jun 14, 2015
I think it is very important to point out that this area is a *designated* area for gun enthusiasts with signs indicating that shooting is permitted. This isn't just an area where people come to party, congregate, or camp and sometimes someone brings a gun. This area is *designated* for shooting so expect people to be there shooting, and since there is no specific gun range, expect them to be shooting near you and hopefully not at you!

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