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Pueblo Gringos 

YDS: 5.10a/b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.10b/c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Bob and Carrie Robertson
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Bob Robertson on Jan 1, 2002

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Katie heading Pueblo Gringo.


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.


Five bolts. Sport anchors on top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up Pueblo Gringos.  Photo by Nan K.
Starting up Pueblo Gringos. Photo by Nan K.
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Rock Climbing Photo: Getting started on Pueblo Gringos.
Getting started on Pueblo Gringos.
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting, always check your gear.
Starting, always check your gear.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jon rapping off of Pueblo Gringos.
Jon rapping off of Pueblo Gringos.
Rock Climbing Photo: Last few moves of the route.
Last few moves of the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Nan leading Pueblo Gringos.
Nan leading Pueblo Gringos.
Rock Climbing Photo: Midway.
Rock Climbing Photo: Pueblo Gringos climbs the overhanging face of Cali...
BETA PHOTO: Pueblo Gringos climbs the overhanging face of Cali...
Rock Climbing Photo: Allison on lead (the rope behind her is a rope for...
Allison on lead (the rope behind her is a rope for...

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By Jake Wyatt
From: Longmont, CO
Feb 14, 2004
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Big holds all the way - quite a fun route.
By Rich Kelly
From: Boulder
Sep 21, 2005

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.
By Steven N
From: CO
Aug 12, 2007

Went up today and theres now a hanger on the 1st bolt. thanks to whoever took care of that.
By Doug Lintz
From: Kearney, NE
Oct 5, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

One of my favorite 10s at Shelf. Monster holds the whole way.
By khoa
From: Tacomarado
Jun 15, 2009

This route reminds me of B.C. at The Bank.
By JasonT
Sep 13, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This route is not a 10. Probably an 8.
By DavidHH
From: Parker, Colorado
Sep 14, 2009
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

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.
By JasonT
Sep 14, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

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.
By Bill Olszewski
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jan 7, 2011
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

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.
By William Mondragon
Apr 4, 2012

Polished like the rest.
By a Ball
From: Boulder, CO
Oct 8, 2013

Really greasy down low, good movement up high.
By James Hicks
From: Grand Junction, CO
Mar 31, 2014
rating: 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b

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!
By guerillaClimb Musinski
From: Vail CO
Nov 29, 2016
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

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!
By Joel Allen
From: La Crosse, WI
Mar 27, 2017

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!

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