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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:


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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
121 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Black Jesus 5.12d 1
122 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Sister of Mercy 5.12b 1
126 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Shear Strength 5.11c 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