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Penitente Canyon

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About Penitente Canyon:

Steep, pocketed volcanic rock and relative solitude make this area a sport climber's paradise.

Routes are listed in sequence as you enter the canyon from the parking lot.

Additional Guidebook: San Luis Valley Rock Climbing and Bouldering Guide, Bob D'Antonio. Perhaps out of print ???

Approach: less than 2 minutes to the first climbs from the parking lot
Approach Time:
Latitude, Longitude: 37.85128, -106.27081
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Volcanic
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
Sun Aspect:

Routes

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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Heaven Can Wait 5.10b 1
1 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Children of a Lesser Grade 5.10c 2
1 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Mysterious Redhead 5.11a 10
2 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Nature of the Beast 5.12a 1
2 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Squidbelly Phlemfoot 5.10a 1
6 Average Rating = 4.00/5 The Color of Devotion 5.13b 2
9 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Color blind 5.12a 1
15 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Mission in the Snow 5.12a 1
16 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Mission in the Rain 5.12c 1
18 Average Rating = 0.00/5 No Regrets 5.11c 1
19 Average Rating = 4.67/5 Whipping Post (1) 5.11a 9
20 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Forbidden Fruits 5.12a 1
22 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Illegal Alien 5.11d 1
25 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Cassandra 5.13a 1
31 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Lovesnake 5.10b 4
32 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Prick Pocket 5.12c 2
34 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Rocketman 5.11c 3
35 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Bucket Slave 5.10b 4
41 Average Rating = 4.00/5 That's the Way 5.10b 4
42 Average Rating = 3.67/5 Yah-Ta-Hei 5.10c 7
43 Average Rating = 4.00/5 What The Hey 5.9 3
49 Average Rating = 3.57/5 The Serpent 5.8 15
50 Average Rating = 3.22/5 Mr. Wind 5.7 16
51 Average Rating = 2.78/5 Mr. Breeze 5.3 17
52 Average Rating = 3.14/5 May-B-Nueve 5.8 10
53 Average Rating = 3.56/5 Captain America 5.10a 26
54 Average Rating = 4.00/5 How the West Was Won 5.9 24
60 Average Rating = 3.00/5 7/11 1
62 Average Rating = 0.00/5 No Intent 5.12a 2
66 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Passion Play 5.11c 1
67 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Breakdown Dead Ahead 5.11b 3
68 Average Rating = 4.40/5 Tanks for the Huecos (1) 5.10d 10
69 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Bullet the Blue Sky 5.12c 3
70 Average Rating = 4.80/5 Not My Cross to Bear 5.11a 17
71 Average Rating = 0.00/5 A Virgin No More 5.12d 2
72 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Los Hermanos de la Weenie Way 5.11c 3
91 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Children of a Lessor Grade 5.10c 5
93 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Jewel of the Mild 5.10c 2
98 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Brown Sugar (1) 5.11a 2
99 Average Rating = 2.00/5 Candy Apple Grey 5.10c 3
99 Average Rating = 3.50/5 Ordinary People 5.9 12
101 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Unknown 10b (1) 5.10b 1
107 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Hip Hop 5.11a 1
108 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Banana Slugs in Heat 5.10b 1
112 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Pumping Huecos 5.11a 1
113 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Huecos Rancheros 5.10c 1
115 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Nueve a Seis 5.10a 1
116 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Ranck E 5.10b 1
117 Average Rating = 3.00/5 El Dedo el la Llave (1) 5.9 1
118 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Apes in Estrus 5.10c 1
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Forum Discussions (1 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Penitente in late March / early April? primus 3 Feb 08 2007, 6:58 AM