Sentinel Area Rock Climbing
This cliff is located in a highly forested area and offers respite from the sun on hot summer days. This is a smaller area but contains a high percentage of quality crack climbs. The lack of beginner climbs and the somewhat exposed approach make this a less than ideal spot to bring beginners.
Park at the Summit Rock Trail parking area. Follow the trail into the woods and eventually take the right fork. Ascend a set of wooden stairs. The top of sentinel crack is to the right of this trail. If you start descending another set of wooden stairs you have gone to far.
The descent is a third class scramble past the top of sentinel crack. Scramble away from the climb and then work back towards the climb. The trail can be a little slick with pine needles, so be careful. A large tree about half way down makes a conveinent anchor/rappel point if needed.
Weather station 2.0 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sentinel Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sentinel Area:
Lost Ego 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'
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Yosemite Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WI
: Interstate State Park
: Sentinel Area
Another area classic, if only the climb were longer. The climb begins on a small ledge about half way up the cliff. Two option exist for reaching the ledge. You can either climb the face below (5.10a) or climb the bottom of Sentinel Crack and traverse left to reach the bottom of the climb. I'd recommend the face below unless you are leading. The crux of the climb is getting off the ground. The climb starts out as thin hands and slowly widens to fists at the top....[more] Browse More Classics in WI
By Sam Daley
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 4, 2011
Does anyone know the name of the route around the corner to the right of Lost Ego. It starts at two birch trees just around the corner, and climbs a really nice hand crack to less protectable jugs for an exciting finish. Cleaned it off today, really fun. Hope it gets more traffic. Any info would be great. - Sam
By Eric Olson
Sep 22, 2012
45.397868° N, 92.650916° W