Elevation: 7,974 ft
GPS: 37.844, -106.288 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 51,085 total · 244/month
Shared By: Rog on Nov 6, 2001 with updates from AndyMac
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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Access Issue: Closed October 11th-14th, 2018 Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Penitente - Entrance Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 91
The Serpent
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 178
Captain America
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 68
Bucket Slave
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Lovesnake
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
That's the Way
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 68
Yah-Ta-Hei
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 25
Persephone
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 51
Mysterious Redhead
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 129
Whipping Post
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 36
Dos Hombres
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 19
When the Whip Comes Down
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 45
Forbidden Fruits
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 6
Mission in the Rain
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 8
Colors Of Emotion
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 8
Cassandra
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Serpent
 91
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Captain America
 178
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bucket Slave
 68
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Lovesnake
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
That's the Way
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Yah-Ta-Hei
 68
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Persephone
 25
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Mysterious Redhead
 51
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Whipping Post
 129
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Dos Hombres
 36
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
When the Whip Comes Down
 19
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Forbidden Fruits
 45
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Mission in the Rain
 6
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Colors Of Emotion
 8
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Cassandra
 8
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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