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Submitted By: Mark Roth on May 27, 2012
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    This is Seal Rock's little sidekick. The Penguin lives just South of Seal Rock and is pretty much dwarfed by it. You can barely see The Penguin from anywhere except down in town. It is obscured for most of the approach and even from the base it hides in the trees.

    Getting There 

    Follow the approach for Seal Rock. When you reach the bottom of the East face, hang a left and follow a steep trail in front of The Pup toward the left side of Seal Rock. When you find the start to East Face South Side, the Penguin is a couple hundred feet straight south. But due to lots of deadfall, it is easier to step around the East side of a small buttress to get to the base.

    Climbing Season

    For the South area.

    Weather station 1.9 miles from here

    1 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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    Rock Climbing Photo: Starting up the East Face.

    East Face 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13  Colorado : Flatirons : ... : The Penguin
    This route is for those who like walking more than climbing. If you are planning a trip up the left side of Seal Rock and are an aficionado of obscure Flatirons, this might be worth a quick detour. The crux is near the bottom, nothing too hard, but the lack of traffic keeps it dirty and covered in pine needles. Once you reach the left-facing flake, there is plenty of gear if you want it. Higher on the face the easiest path is through a section of dark brown rock that is pretty loose and flak...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    Rock Climbing Photo: This is the view toward Seal Rock from the base......
    This is the view toward Seal Rock from the base......
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Penguin is the little guy just left of Seal Ro...
    The Penguin is the little guy just left of Seal Ro...

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