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.
Browse More Classics in The Sentinel - West Face
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sentinel - West Face:
Illusion Dweller 5.10b Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Desert Song 5.11b R Trad, 2 pitches, 160 feet
The Chameleon 5.12b R Trad, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Featured Route For The Sentinel - West Face
The Chameleon 5.12b R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Sentinel - West Face
This amazing line takes the second line of bolts off the ground to the right of Illusion Dweller (the first being old 1/4 inch bolts from an .11d). Tricky and challenging face climbing past five bolts constitutes the technical crux, while the mental crux is 30 feet of unprotected, gritty, flared 5.10+ crack that arches left to join Illusion Dweller before its crux. Shares the Illusion Dweller rappel anchor. A fall from near the end of the crack section would probably prove to be inj...[more] Browse More Classics in CA