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The Sentinel - East Face

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Ball Bearing T 
Climb of the Sentry T,TR 
Fote Hog T 
Guard Duty T 
Hog Trough T 
Sentinel Beach T 
Western Saga T 

The Sentinel - East Face  

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Location: 34.01344, -116.1712 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Dec 5, 2009


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BETA PHOTO: The Sentinel - East Face. Photo by Blitzo.


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).

Routes listed from left to right:

Climb of the Sentry (5.5 R)
Watch Dog (5.7 R)
Sentinel Beach (5.8 R)
Me Mum Shit the Bed (5.11a)
Beauty and the Beach (5.9)
Life's a Beach (5.10a R)
Be Good or Be Gone (5.10d)
Ball Bearing (5.10a)
Hog Heaven (5.9)
Look Ma, No Bolts (5.7 R)
Fote Hog (5.6)
Hog Trough (5.10a)
Warthog (5.9)
Western Saga (5.9)
Celebrity Death Match (5.10a R)
Guard Duty (5.7)
Beefeater (5.10a)
Western Omelette (5.7)

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sentinel - East Face:
Fote Hog   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
Western Saga   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Ball Bearing   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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