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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
Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 37.73, -119.594 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Jun 15, 2006
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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!!!
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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
Steck-Salathe
Trad 15 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Chouinard-Herbert
Trad 15 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Steck-Salathe
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 15 pitches
Chouinard-Herbert
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 15 pitches
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