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Penitente - Entrance Area

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Abrazos y Chingazos 
Alien In My Underpants 
Apocketlips 
Art of Suffering 
BBC? 
Boltergeist 
Bucket Slave 
Camino De La Sonia 
Captain America 
Cassandra 
Color Blind 
Color of Devotion 
Colors Of Emotion 
Dive Right In 
Dos Hombres 
Drill Seeker 
Dynosaur 
Forbidden Fruits 
French Lesson 
Glutton for Punishment 
Hand Jam Crack 
Hareless 
Illegal Alien 
Iron Cross 
Laura 
Loony Toons 
Lovesnake 
Mark's Crack 
May-B-Nueve 
Mission in the Rain 
Mission in the Snow 
Morning Glory 
Mr. Breeze 
Mr. Wind 
Mysterious Redhead 
Nature Of The Beast, The 
No Regret 
OPS 
Persephone 
Prick Pocket 
Que Pasa 
Queso Cabeza 
Quetzalcoatl Comes Through 
Rocket Man 
Sangrador, The 
Serpent, The 
Sitting in Limbo 
Stemoroids 
Tangerine Dream 
That's the Way 
To Err Is Human 
Twist of Fate 
Twist of Feet 
Wages of Sin 
What The Hey 
When the Whip Comes Down 
Whipping Post 
Yah-Ta-Hei 
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Penitente - Entrance Area 


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Mestdagh crankin' in Penitente Canyon.
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Description 

In an attempt to divide the main Canyon into a couple distinct areas, this area covers the climbs on both the right and left side of the canyon until the side canyon branches to the right (at Captain America). Watch out for snakes.


Getting There 

From the main directions, follow the road into Penitente & park in the parking lot. One main trail enters the canyon - follow it. The first routes (including Mysterious Redhead) will be on the right after a long 30 second walk. Please stay off closed trails.


58 Total Routes


['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',9],['5.11',20],['5.12',17],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Penitente - Entrance Area:
Captain America   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Bucket Slave   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
That's the Way   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lovesnake   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Wages of Sin   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Yah-Ta-Hei   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Mysterious Redhead   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Whipping Post   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Dos Hombres   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Alien In My Underpants   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Persephone   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
No Regret   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
When the Whip Comes Down   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dive Right In   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Nature Of The Beast   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Forbidden Fruits   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Prick Pocket   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Cassandra   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 60'   
Colors Of Emotion   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sitting in Limbo   5.13+ 8b 30 X- E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Penitente - Entrance Area
Matt on TR working for the redpoint, here at the crux mono pocket heading out to easier climbing.

Sitting in Limbo 5.13+ 8b 30 X- E7 7a  CO : San Luis Valley : ... : Penitente - Entrance Area
The routes starts off decently with a semi-lieback and a bit of a reach to the horizontal crack, then hike your feet up on the thin nothingness and get ready for hell, stretch for the mono, crank hard and you might end up at the top, the route gets easier after the crux, only one or two more monos and some fancy footwork and you're at anchors. A very powerful yet elegant route. Try it....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Captain America is on the left and May-B-Nueve is the route that has the big left  leaning crack then the thin crack up top - loved the climbing in Penitente!
Captain America is on the left and May-B-Nueve is ...
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