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Penitente Canyon

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About Penitente Canyon:

High quality but short pocket routes offer loads of fun in this mysterious canyon. The bolted routes range in difficulty from 5.2 to 5.13c, and are less than vertical to only slightly overhanging... Home of the classic "Bullet the Blue Sky" Arete. Also has tons of promising completely undeveloped bouldering.

Nearest town or city: La Garita
Directions: From Pueblo, CO take US 50 west to US 285 south towards Alamosa. Turn west on "G road" towards La Garita. In La Garita take County Road 38 west for a short mile to the canyon entrance. Turn west onto the bumpy dirt trail into the canyon. Campsites are $5 per night as of 16 June 2002.

Latitude, Longitude: 37.83704, -106.27110
Access Issues:
Camping: Pay
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

Forum Discussions (4 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Camping at Penitente virginia_alpinist 2 Jun 11 2007, 3:21 PM
No Replies whipping post beta Tylershort 0 Mar 26 2007, 11:32 PM
With Replies Bob D, Penitente j_ung 25 Jul 20 2006, 5:34 PM
With Replies Beta, Penintente sporter 4 May 04 2004, 9:52 PM