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Routes in Sentinel Rock

Chouinard-Herbert T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Direct North Face T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Steck-Salathe T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
West Face T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c C2
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Description

Sentinel Rock sits perched like a big dark tombstone above the Valley floor, right across from Yosemite Falls. Climbing on Sentinel is pretty cool, because you get a bird's eye view of both the Falls and El Capitan, just around the corner to the east. The most popular route on Sentinel is the Steck-Salathe route (5.9), first climbed by Yosemite legends Allen Steck and John Salathe back in 1950.

Warning: The descent gully, off the backside of the rock, is hazardous and climbers should take extra care when descending!!!

Getting There

Sentinel Rock is found on the south side of the Valley, across from Yosemite Falls. You can park for the Four-Mile Trail to approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sentinel Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Steck-Salathe
Trad 15 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 31
Chouinard-Herbert
Trad 15 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Steck-Salathe
 148
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 15 pitches
Chouinard-Herbert
 31
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 15 pitches
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