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As my (arbitrary) name suggests, the inner portion of Penitente proper - anything after the side canyon. You know you're there when you see the Virgin Mary on the wall. Just to the right of the virgin are a couple classics - Tanks for the Hueco (a great climb for mere mortals) and Bullet the Blue Sky (great for mortals to look at).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Penitente - Inner Canyon:
Santa Cruz 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
How The West Was Won 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, 1 pitch
Jack and Diane 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Concupiscent Curds 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Jewel Of The Mild 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch
Children Of A Lesser Grade 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Breakdown Dead Ahead 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Tanks for the Hueco 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
True Penitence 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Brown Sugar 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Not My Cross To Bear 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch
Shear Strength 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
10,000 Maniacs 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Jabba the Hut 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Los Hermanos de la Weenie Way 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch
Dazed and Confuzed 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
Sister of Mercy 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Los Hermanos de la Penitente 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Bullet the Blue Sky 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport, 1 pitch
A Virgin No More 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
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Sister of Mercy 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CO : San Luis Valley : ... : Penitente - Inner Canyon
This route is the middle of three routes on the east-facing wall on the south side of the canyon across from the Bullet the Blue Sky area. A cool start leads to a smooth face and hard pockets and crimps. Right when the holds seem to disappear at the last bolt, reach a good sidepull up on the slab and the anchors. The last clip is very difficult....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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