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Routes in Penitente - Entrance Area

Abrazos y Chingazos S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Alien In My Underpants S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Apocketlips T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Art of Suffering T,S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
BBC? S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Boltergeist S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Bucket Slave T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Camino De La Sonia T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Captain America S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Cassandra S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Color Blind S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Color of Devotion S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Colors Of Emotion S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Dive Right In S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Dos Hombres S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Drill Seeker S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Dynosaur S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Forbidden Fruits S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
French Lesson S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Glutton for Punishment S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Hand Jam Crack T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hareless T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Illegal Alien S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Iron Cross S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Laura T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Loony Toons S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lovesnake S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Mark's Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
May-B-Nueve S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Mission in the Rain S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Mission in the Snow S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Morning Glory S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mr. Breeze S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Mr. Wind S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mysterious Redhead S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nature Of The Beast, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
No Regret S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
OPS S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Persephone S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Prick Pocket S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Que Pasa S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Queso Cabeza S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Quetzalcoatl Comes Through S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Rocket Man S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Sangrador, The T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Serpent, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sitting in Limbo S 5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Stemoroids S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Tangerine Dream T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
That's the Way S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
To Err Is Human T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Twist of Fate S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Twist of Feet S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Wages of Sin T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
What The Hey S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
When the Whip Comes Down S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Whipping Post S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Yah-Ta-Hei S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Type: Sport
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Mark Milligan, 7/86
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Shared By: Rog on Nov 8, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Closed October 12th-15th, 2017 Details

Description

From the parking lot, follow the trail in. Mysterious Redhead is the first bolted line on the right. The total approach time is about a minute. A couple huecos down low to help you get started and then thins out as you get higher. This is a fun climb.

Location

Per Izzy K.: this tricky 11a is definitely the SECOND bolted line (if walking from the entrance) on the rock formation.

Protection

4 (3?) bolts + anchors.
AndyMac
Center, CO
AndyMac   Center, CO
Funny, every single pic is NOT of Mysterious Redhead (named after the would be 4th bolt that was lost in the chokecherries).
No use trying to make this route "Morning Glory", post your sandbags on that page.
It is humorous that BD wanted a ban as he's bolted 4 or 5 routes in there a few years back. May 1, 2017
Izzy K.
Boulder, CO
 
Izzy K.   Boulder, CO
 
This tricky 11a is definitely the SECOND bolted line (if walking from the entrance) on the rock formation. 3 bolts + anchors. May 30, 2016
A. Bandos
Broomfield
A. Bandos   Broomfield
After the final 3rd bolt, this climb totally shut me down. Has anyone climbed it recently and can tell me if something broke off? Maybe I was missing something, but this definitely didn't feel 11a to me. Jun 29, 2015
Tim Waystrong
New Hampshire
Tim Waystrong   New Hampshire
This climb has 4 bolts to 2 bolts anchor, and is called Dirty Little Girl going at 5.10c. The one just to the left is Mysterious Redhead. Aug 30, 2011
The route in the picture is not MR as stated by BD, BD did not put it in 'his' guide book because he did not put it up. It was put in before the bolting ban, which was initiated by BD because, and he also chopped another route that went up the slab/face to the right of the crack, just to left of the arch. The route is 4 bolts to a short chain anchor. I had named it Dirty Little Girl at 10c back in 4/92 but since then a few holds have broken off and it is a little harder in my opinion. If BD feels that way, maybe he should not include other routes that have been put in since the ban, or maybe he should have helped with the maintenance of routes in the canyon after they were installed. I used to climb with BD but haven't for years, we put up several routes together in the canyon, and he even gave me credit for some. Have fun climbing, all. Aug 14, 2007
C Miller
CA
  5.11a
C Miller   CA  
  5.11a
Fun little climb - a good intro to the pleasures of Penitente. Jan 25, 2006
Climbed this route again on 9/4/2004. It is the second line of bolts from the right, but note that there are only THREE bolts on this route plus the anchor as opposed to the four bolts listed in the new guidebook. The topo in the old guidebook shows four bolts as well, but the second from the ground in that topo is missing. Three bolts protects the difficulties quite well, though you don't want to biff it on the second clip... Sep 7, 2004
I looked at this rock this weekend and there seems to be three lines. The right-most (the one being climbed in the picture), I had assumed was Mysterious RedHead. The middle one (I believe it shares Mysterious Redhead's anchors), I thought was a 12a, and then there was one a bit further left that I thought was an 11d. I'm still confused, could someone explain which route is which and their ratings... Bob makes it sound as if the middle route (12a) is Mysterious Redhead. In any case, I really appreciate Bob's work in this canyon and especially his ethics! Jun 8, 2003
Richard M. Wright
Lakewood, CO
Richard M. Wright   Lakewood, CO
The old guide book made Bob's description unambiguous since MR was the only line installed at the time. It's hard to imagine how the mix up occurred. Mysterious Redhead is the better line anyway being more continuous with tricky, and small, crimps throughout. May 15, 2002
Wow, take it easy Bob, they're just trying to find out what the hell they were climbing. Mike May 14, 2002
Is the actual climb the one that starts at the same place as the climb pictured and splits off left, or is it the next climb over that goes up the scoop on the left side of the face? Mar 31, 2002
Bob, just asking.... Roger, thanks for the addition. Mar 21, 2002
If it's not Mysterious Redhead, what route is it? Mar 20, 2002
Darrin Stein
Vancouver, WA
Darrin Stein   Vancouver, WA
I have always known that outside route to be Mysterious Redhead as well. I was probably using the same guide book. Mar 19, 2002
I don't know Bob, sure looks like Mysterious Redhead to me, unless the guidebook I was using was wrong. Mar 9, 2002