Type: Sport, 60 ft
FA: Jack Hunt, '91
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Shared By: Mike Anderson on Oct 26, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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

Description

I only did the 5.7 version, so I'll comment on that. This is probably the best 5.7 in Penitente (probably the only?) I don't see why people hang out on those slabs all day when they could do this route that nobody ever does. Really good for the grade.

Location

In the side canyon that breaks right before the Virgin painting. This is the last route on the left side of the canyon...across from How the West was Won.

Protection

Bolts.

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Not 5.7- 8+. Oct 11, 2010
Levi Wilner
Alamosa, CO
  5.8+
Levi Wilner   Alamosa, CO
  5.8+
In other words, if you are climbing How the West was Won, this is to your left, across the drainage and around the corner. Jun 15, 2012
KyleSmith
Palm Springs, CA
  5.8
KyleSmith   Palm Springs, CA
  5.8
Far and away the best easy climb at Penitente - it isn't super slabby, there's actual holds, and at about 45 feet long it's an actual route! Super fun. It also feels slightly easier than 5.8+ if you're confident in throwing in a few hand/foot jams in the crack at the start and a finger lock in the middle.

The name, 7/11, comes from the original ratings, saying 5.7 if you climb to the right of the bolt line and 5.11 if you climb to the left of the bolt line. I didn't try the 5.11 left side, but it looked pretty hard, and climbing right of the bolts felt natural with all the features on that side. May 7, 2018