Wolverine Publishing

Penitente: Rock Climbing in the San Luis Valley

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Foot for foot, the gem-like rhyolite of the San Luis Valley offers some of the finest climbing in the state. This guide covers all the most popular areas and several never-before-published crags, plus bonus chapters on the local bouldering and mountain biking highlights. This is the only modern book to this popular area, providing the most up-to-date access info, many new climbs, and new areas such as the Promised Land and Pharcyde. This book delivers the info you need, with plenty of sweet action photos to get you motivated.


  • The area’s only up-to-date climbing guidebook — don’t settle for fuzzy B&W photos and 1990s beta!
  • Penitente, Rock Garden, Witches’ Canyon, Sidewinder, Rattler, Promised Land, Pharcyde, English Valley, and more
  • Over 250 routes, 50 of them are 5.9 and under
  • All-current acces info, including Witches’ Canyon shortcut trails
  • Helpful maps and accurate driving directions
  • Bouldering highlights from the Rock Garden, Stone Quarry, Rattler Cliff, and more
  • Newly established 5.14s — check ‘em out: they’re heinous!
  • Every book purchase supports the San Luis Valley Climbers Alliance