Elevation: 10,229 ft
GPS: 35.212, -106.453 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Anthony Stout on Jan 20, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski

Description

A picturesque granite summit on the ridge between upper LaCueva and Chimney canyons. Because of the low angle of the rock, climbs tend to be easy to moderate. Lost ledge seems to be the classic here, starting in a beautiful and smooth dihedral.

Getting There

APPROACH: Park in the upper Sandia Crest parking lot. Follow the fence line of the communication towers to the west, and follow a good trail down the east side of the mountain for a few switch backs until the limestone band is reached. For there, go left (or south) for about 100 feet until an easyish 4th class down climb is encountered (looks like a ramp for a while, the hard part is at the bottom). At the base of the down climb, trend a bit right and there is a climberÂ’s trail that continues down, around a lesser formation, then to the sentinel. The map is a pretty rough drawing on how to get there, but should be helpful.
 
DESCENT: Down climb the east side of The Sentinel to the saddle, then descend north to join the approach route. Or use existing webbing/cordlette (or place your own) around summit blocks to rappel down the east side to the saddle.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Sentinel

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 12
Almost Overlooked
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Lost Ledge
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Almost Overlooked
 12
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Lost Ledge
 28
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
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