Penitente - Entrance Area
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 Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Penitente - Entrance Area:
Bucket Slave 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Lovesnake 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
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 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Dos Hombres 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
No Regret 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Prick Pocket 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Cassandra 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 60'
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When the Whip Comes Down 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a CO
: San Luis Valley
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According to Bob's book, this route was one of the first in the canyon. It starts in an overhanging dihedral just left of the beautiful lichen-covered wall that hosts "Sitting in Limbo" and "Cassandra". The crux comes at the beginning and involves powerful stemming up the overhanging corner to reach a gigantic pocket. The route above climbes up a pleasant lichen-covered slab. This route was originally climbed on gear, which was very bold, considering the nature of t...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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