There is much history to be heard climbing in the canyon whether you read if from the Penitente climbing guide or from one of the locals hanging out at the La Garita cash store on road G there is much to tell. Locals have a handle on a lot of the history as well as geography so asking them about what is going on around those parts is definitely the best way to approach it. Hidden gems inside and around the canyon that are not in the books or on the web can be found by merely lending an ear and patiently listening to the stories told by the proud La Garita land owners.
Overall my experience at Penitente was a good one. Great climbing, historical locations and friendly locals all added up to be a positive weekend.
|Mike Banuelos making an epic journey up "Los Hermanos De La Weenie Way" 5.11c|
|Apollo lurking in his ninja suit|
|Frank on Los Hermanos De La Weenie Way, This shot was from the "window rock".|
|Shot from Penitente Canyon in the San Juan Mountains. Background is Kit Carson and Crestone Peak.|
|Lisa taking a moment|
|Brendon kicking it post peanut butter finger|
|Brendon preparing for a shoot|
|Grant leading up "Not My Cross To Bare"|
|Frank hiding from the midday heat|