Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Kevin McLaughlin, April 1988
Page Views: 6,072 total · 30/month
Shared By: Joe Collins on Jun 8, 2002
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Closed October 11th-14th, 2018 Details


This route is on the NE facing Mercy Wall, just across the canyon from the Virgin Wall. It goes into the shade by 1pm in the summer and is a good option while the rest of the canyon roasts.

Eds. this is the middle route on the wall that follows the seam. The guidebook is actually incorrect. The previously submitted description was that of Dazed and Confuzed.


5-6 bolts and anchors.


Short and sweet like most of the routes at Penitente. Definitely gives a pump which outweighs its length. Jul 26, 2002
Super-fun and interesting climbing. More like Eldo than Penitente. May 14, 2007
Fort Collins, CO
FCJohn   Fort Collins, CO
Very Cool slab/tips climbing leads to a cruxy heady last move. Reminded me of the moves on Eldo's Superslab. Jun 7, 2010
Kevin Landolt
Fort Collins, Wyoming
Kevin Landolt   Fort Collins, Wyoming
Fantastic! Great technical moves - and what a striking line! Mar 18, 2011
Go back to Boulder! This thing is straight out of Penitente. Way more pockets on this than one might think. Oct 17, 2012
Way more pockets at Eldo than one might think.... Oct 17, 2012
Devin Fin
Devin Fin   DURANGO
Slim, I'm going have to go with Sr. William on this one. There are more pockets then you would think...but don't go back to Boulder, Slim. I respect you an' yer posts .... Sr. William is the fresh prince of Del North...an' I respect that...he does a lot of work in the valley. Oct 18, 2012
Coolio. Just horsing around a bit - although Eldo does indeed have more pockets/huecos than one might think. Oct 18, 2012