Penitente - Entrance Area Rock Climbing
Mestdagh crankin' in Penitente Canyon.
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.
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.
Weather station 9.4 miles from here
58 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Penitente - Entrance Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Penitente - Entrance Area:
Lovesnake 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Bucket Slave 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Wages of Sin 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Yah-Ta-Hei 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Persephone 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Dos Hombres 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Stemoroids 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Cassandra 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 60'
Featured Route For Penitente - Entrance Area
Sitting in Limbo 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 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
Captain America is on the left and May-B-Nueve is ...