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Sentinel Rock sits perched like a big dark tombstone above the Valley floor, right across from Yosemite Falls. Climbing on Sentinel is pretty cool, because you get a bird's eye view of both the Falls and El Capitan, just around the corner to the east. The most popular route on Sentinel is the Steck-Salathe route (5.9), first climbed by Yosemite legends Allen Steck and John Salathe back in 1950.
Sentinel Rock is found on the south side of the Valley, across from Yosemite Falls. You can park for the Four-Mile Trail to approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sentinel Rock:
Steck-Salathe 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 15 pitches
Chouinard-Herbert 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 15 pitches, 1400'
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Chouinard-Herbert 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sentinel Rock
P1: 5.6 Climb up easy steps on the left edge of the Flying Buttress. Bolted Anchor.P2: 3/4th class ramp. Link first two Ps by simul-climbing. Two BoltsP3: 5.8 ChimneyP4: 5.8 Hand crack. Move out onto the front of the pinnacle. Link P3 and 4 with a 60M rope.P5: 5.10C From the top of the pinnacle, move right off a ledge towards a vegetated crack. Clip several pins on your way upwards. Bolted Anchor.P6: 5.11B Move right on some 5.9 slab towards a corner system with pitons in it. Move ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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