The Sentinel Rock Climbing
|GPS:||35.212, -106.453 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Anthony Stout on Jan 20, 2006|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
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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.
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 climbers 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Sentinel
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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