Avg: 2.8 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft (21 m)|
|FA:||Kevin Lindorff, 8/1984|
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|Shared By:||Jason Young on Oct 10, 2012 · Updates|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
The parking lot off Hwy 41G used to be the established point of access to the main canyon, but it is now closed. On 5/31/2020, an access issue arose due to the lot being overcrowded with ~7 vehicles. Saguache County Sheriff was called by the landowners, and the climbers were asked to leave the canyon. Climbers should park at the Penitente Main Canyon and hike in, or park at the established BLM parking lot 1 mile West on 41G and hike the road.
The SLV Climbers Alliance, with support from the Access Fund, is navigating this access issue. Contact slvclimb.org for questions or status reports, or join the Facebook Group "San Luis Valley Climbers Alliance" for the latest updates.
There is an anchor at the top consisting of two bolts that are nearly in-line with each other vertically but offset by an appropriate amount. The bolts each have welded cold-shuts that are linked by a section of chain which seems to offer only a single link to thread a rope through. I threaded both cold-shuts and lowered off with no problems.
Per Angela Lee: a 2-bolt ASCA Mussy hook anchor was updated and equipped by Nate Liles & SLVCA on 4/10/19.