Mountain Project Logo

Routes in The Penguins

Bolt Fund Depleted TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Goodbye Blue Sky S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
My Little Lab Rat S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Penguello S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Stem Cell Research S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tuxedo Junction T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Unknown 9+ S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Who Says I'm Not? S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Description

The Penguins, a group of spires located just northeast of the Candy Store, offer both sunny and shady routes on good rock.

Getting There

From the Candy Store, drive east toward the Whitney Cave cattle gate, but turn left (north) at the first dirt road. From the loop at the end of the road, walk northeast toward the prominent towers. ~5 minutes hiking from the car.

8 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: The Penguins Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at The Penguins

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in The Penguins »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
Empty
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Dave Daly
Kernville, CA
Dave Daly   Kernville, CA
Not sure if you see the routes listed for the West Penguin but these are the "unreported" routes you speak of....'Stem Cell Research' (.10a) and 'My Little Lab Rat' (.10b). Give them a try before you eyeball rate them from the ground. Feb 18, 2014
There are several unreported routes on the south side of the west Penguin. One is on the arĂȘte and the other around to the right on the face. The arĂȘte looks like maybe 8 and the face maybe 9 or harder? We didn't try either one given the lack of info and we were just warming up for the day - they both look like nice routes. Apr 5, 2013

More About The Penguins

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within The Penguins (15)

Most Popular · Newest