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Sentinel Area

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Sentinel Area 

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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on Jul 19, 2006
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Lost Ego. 5.8


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.

Getting There 

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.

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sentinel Area:
Lost Ego   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
Yosemite Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Sentinel Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
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This is Sentinel Crack.  It's take from the top of Lost Ego.  I could have snagged a better photo by moving further to my right, but I didn't really notice at the time.

Sentinel Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  WI : Interstate State Park : Sentinel Area
A classic for the area. Follow somewhat slabby, broken and run out terrain past a broken tree stump to a small ledge (5.6ish). Follow the double cracks to the top. Crack technique helps but is not required....[more]   Browse More Classics in WI

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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