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Penitente - Entrance Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Abrazos y Chingazos S 
Alien In My Underpants S 
Apocketlips T 
Art of Suffering T,S 
BBC? S 
Boltergeist S 
Bucket Slave T,S 
Camino De La Sonia T,S 
Captain America S 
Cassandra S 
Color Blind S 
Color of Devotion S 
Colors Of Emotion S 
Dive Right In S 
Dos Hombres S 
Drill Seeker S,TR 
Dynosaur S 
Forbidden Fruits S 
French Lesson S 
Glutton for Punishment S 
Hand Jam Crack T 
Hareless T 
Illegal Alien S 
Iron Cross S 
Laura T 
Loony Toons S 
Lovesnake S 
Mark's Crack T 
May-B-Nueve S 
Mission in the Rain S 
Mission in the Snow S 
Morning Glory S 
Mr. Breeze S 
Mr. Wind S 
Mysterious Redhead S 
Nature Of The Beast, The S 
No Regret S 
OPS S 
Persephone S 
Prick Pocket S 
Que Pasa S 
Queso Cabeza S 
Quetzalcoatl Comes Through S 
Rocket Man S 
Sangrador, The T,S 
Serpent, The S 
Sitting in Limbo S 
Stemoroids S 
Tangerine Dream T,S 
That's the Way S 
To Err Is Human T 
Twist of Fate S 
Twist of Feet S 
Wages of Sin T,S 
What The Hey S 
When the Whip Comes Down S 
Whipping Post S 
Yah-Ta-Hei S 
Unsorted Routes:

Penitente - Entrance Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.84401, -106.28755 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Rog on Nov 7, 2001
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Description 

In an attempt to divide the main Canyon into a couple distinct areas, this area covers the climbs on both the right and left side of the canyon until the side canyon branches to the right (at Captain America). Watch out for snakes.

Getting There 

From the main directions, follow the road into Penitente & park in the parking lot. One main trail enters the canyon - follow it. The first routes (including Mysterious Redhead) will be on the right after a long 30 second walk. Please stay off closed trails.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.4 miles from here

58 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',9],['5.11',20],['5.12',17],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Penitente - Entrance Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Penitente - Entrance Area:
The Serpent   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Mark's Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Captain America   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Lovesnake   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
That's the Way   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Bucket Slave   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch   
Wages of Sin   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Yah-Ta-Hei   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Morning Glory   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   
Whipping Post   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mysterious Redhead   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Persephone   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Dos Hombres   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
When the Whip Comes Down   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Forbidden Fruits   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Mission in the Rain   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Cassandra   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 60'   
Colors Of Emotion   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Color of Devotion   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Sitting in Limbo   5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Cassandra 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  Colorado : San Luis Valley : ... : Penitente - Entrance Area
About 50 yards into the canyon, this route is just around the corner from the popular route "Whipping Post". Look for an astonishingly blank swath split by a thin crack...that is "Sitting In Limbo", "Cassandra" is just to the right. This route is a welcome change from many of the hard routes in the canyon, in that there are actually holds! Many of the hard routes in Penitente require straight down pulling on microscopic shadows, but this route has holds that don't go...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mestdagh crankin' in Penitente Canyon.
Mestdagh crankin' in Penitente Canyon.

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