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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 
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 
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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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',20],['2 Stars',27],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Penitente - Entrance Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Penitente - Entrance Area:
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'   
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   
Dos Hombres   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
No Regret   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
When the Whip Comes Down   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Nature Of The Beast   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Dive Right In   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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'   
Prick Pocket   5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Stemoroids   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Colors Of Emotion   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Cassandra   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, Chipped, 1 pitch, 60'   
Sitting in Limbo   5.13+ 8b 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Bob D on the FA.

When the Whip Comes Down 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CO : San Luis Valley : ... : Penitente - Entrance Area
According to Bob's book, this route was one of the first in the canyon. It starts in an overhanging dihedral just left of the beautiful lichen-covered wall that hosts "Sitting in Limbo" and "Cassandra". The crux comes at the beginning and involves powerful stemming up the overhanging corner to reach a gigantic pocket. The route above climbes up a pleasant lichen-covered slab. This route was originally climbed on gear, which was very bold, considering the nature of t...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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