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Sentinel Crack 

YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10a French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on Jul 19, 2006

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Alex at the top.

Description 

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.

Location 

The top of this route is easily identified by the top of the double cracks system.

Protection 

Standard rack. Standard top rope setup. Don't use the triangular block surrounded by other rocks at the top that upon close inspection is loose.


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post crux, placing some pro Photo:Taylor Krosbakke...
post crux, placing some pro Photo:Taylor Krosbakke...
EB's and a Whillians Sit harness circa 1979
EB's and a Whillians Sit harness circa 1979
Sentinel
BETA PHOTO: Sentinel
This is Sentinel Crack.  It's take from the top of...
BETA PHOTO: This is Sentinel Crack. It's take from the top of...
View of the lower section
View of the lower section
Paul cleaning up the Sentinel Crack
Paul cleaning up the Sentinel Crack

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By paintrain
Aug 5, 2008
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Another great crack climb. Not too bad on the run out lower easy section. Hands and fingers on reasonable overhanging terrain above with good pro. 3 stars.

Matt
By Tyler V
From: Woodbury, MN
Sep 15, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

A spectacular TF crack route. This climb is an easy TR set-up but really shines when you jump out on the sharp end.

A little head-point beta for you would be to have a #11 (Black Diamond) nut on it's own biner ready to slot in at the start of the crux 2/3 of the way up on the right crack.

This is on my top 3 list for TF climbs.
By Mark Lutterman
May 21, 2013

Pink and red tricams work nice on the cracks.
By Ron Le Blanc
Jun 3, 2014

Right of passage for MN and WI leaders looking to head out west and climb the big stone. Awesome by MN standards.
By Tradoholic
Jun 4, 2014

"Rite"