Elevation: 5,380 ft
GPS: 39.10295, -108.72594
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Shared By: Matt Bauman on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Jesse Zacher, Bradley Mark Edwards, Nick Reecy, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

Sentinel Spire is the beautiful free standing spire immediately across the canyon from Independence Monument. Most people approach it by rappelling from a tree at the Visitor's Center on the main rim road...then down climb easy slabs for a few hundred feet to the base of Fast Draw on the north face...or they go around to the south face to do the classic hard then hand crack, Medicine Man, 5.12b, and 4 pitches. The rock is composed of Windgate sandstone, the same as Indian Creek, but it is sandier and more lichen abounds (maybe more weathered). No matter, it is high quality crack climbing in a beautiful and less crowded setting.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sentinel Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Fast Draw
Trad 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
 8
Lizards & Scorpions w/ Sky on Tu…
Trad 3 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 79
Medicine Man
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fast Draw
 54
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Lizards & Scorpions w/ Sky…
 8
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Medicine Man
 79
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
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