This is the large face visible on the west side of Real Hidden Valley proper which sits just off the nature trail making it a favorite for tourists to watch climbers in action. The majority of routes here are moderate and of those only a handful see any real traffic, namely Fote Hog (5.6), Western Saga (5.9) and Ball Bearing (5.10a).
Approach via the nature trail and head left at the fork aiming for the obvious large face on the left side of the trail. The approach takes all of 5 minutes.
Browse More Classics in The Sentinel - East Face
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sentinel - East Face:
Fote Hog 5.6 Trad, 2 pitches, 130 feet
Western Saga 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Ball Bearing 5.10a Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Featured Route For The Sentinel - East Face
Ball Bearing 5.10a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Sentinel - East Face
Ball Bearing lies on the East Face of The Sentinel. Start left of Fote Hog (5.7) in left-trending finger crack that protects nicely with smaller size cams. Move right along horizontal crack and gain another left-trending crack. When this crack runs out just below the anchors, make a couple of spicy face moves to the 2-bolt anchor. Either rap from here (~100') as we did or continue up second pitch which apparently isn't too great. Fun climb with good gear except for last 15' to the anchors (...[more] Browse More Classics in CA