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The west face of The Sentinel is an impressive wall stacked with high quality routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.13 in difficulty.
Approach via the nature trail and head left at the fork passing along the base of an obvious large face (The Sentinel - East Face) on the left side of the trail. When you get to the northern end of the formation make a left (heading west) across some rocks and then make another left heading back south to reach the west face. The approach takes 5-10 minutes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sentinel - West Face:
Where Janitors Dare 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Illusion Dweller 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Butt Buttress 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
The Rubberfat Syndrome 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Desert Song 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c R Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
The Centipede 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Chameleon 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Some Like It Hot 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
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The Rubberfat Syndrome 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Sentinel - West Face
This route is a neglected gem. The line is a straight up shallow crack/trough/groove system with cryptic movement in the first half followed by straightforward but not necessarily easy offwidth and squeeze in the top half. The wide stuff up top thankfully features a handcrack in the back for a good bit of it. The crux is probably the entire first 30' of puzzling moves ending with a lieback on tenuous feet to gain a thank god horn/fin on the edge of the crack. Be extremely careful with the see-t...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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