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Kate sending Whipping Post.
This route is on a large orange wall just off the trail about 100 feet past the Colors of Emotion wall. The route goes up a sort of shallow gully right next to a large black streak. A fairly hard start leads to easier but really fun climbing up the gully and across the black streak to anchors.
7 closely spaced bolts to anchors. The guide book says 2 bolts to no anchors, but it must have been rebolted.
Mike Amato scopes out the final moves to the ancho...
BETA PHOTO: Whipping Post, 05/22/2005.
Christa Cline approaches the transition across the...
Dz Nutz In the middle.
Matt LaChapelle squeezes in a run up Whipping Post...
At the top getting ready to rappel.
|Comments on Whipping Post
|By Mike Anderson|
From: Dayton, OH
May 16, 2005
I'm amazed this route gets no stars in the book. It is probably the best 11a in the canyon.
|By Michael Amato|
May 24, 2005
Very thin moves to first bolt lead to steep and fun climbing above.
|By Michael Amato|
May 26, 2005
Bob, I think he added 5 bolts as there are 7 bolts there now. Too bad, climbing this with only two bolts would be a scary lead (!), but now there is almost z-clip potential where the climbing is fairly moderate.
|By Dillon Sprague|
From: Loveland, CO
Jun 10, 2007
The beginning moves to the first bolt are difficult for the short- very fun climb.
From: Lakewood, CO
Jun 28, 2010
This is now one of my favorite climbs in Penitente, although the 12 on the left and the 11c on the right of this are close behind! Excellent stone, flowy movement & great positioning. Loved it.
|By Tim Waystrong|
From: New Hampshire
Sep 5, 2011
Such an amazing climb. The climbing on Whipping Post is just awesome. The start was the hardest part for me.
|By William Mondragon|
From: Del Norte Colorado
Feb 10, 2012
So much fun, I can attest the holds only get better after the start.