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Shared By: Ian Harmon on Jul 19, 2006
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Description

This cliff is located in a highly forested area and offers respite from the sun on hot summer days. This is a smaller area but contains a high percentage of quality crack climbs. The lack of beginner climbs and the somewhat exposed approach make this a less than ideal spot to bring beginners.

Getting There

Park at the Summit Rock Trail parking area. Follow the trail into the woods and eventually take the right fork. Ascend a set of wooden stairs. The top of sentinel crack is to the right of this trail. If you start descending another set of wooden stairs you have gone to far.

The descent is a third class scramble past the top of sentinel crack. Scramble away from the climb and then work back towards the climb. The trail can be a little slick with pine needles, so be careful. A large tree about half way down makes a conveinent anchor/rappel point if needed.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sentinel Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 66
Lost Ego
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 52
Sentinel Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Yosemite Crack
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Stay Hungry
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lost Ego
 66
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Sentinel Crack
 52
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Yosemite Crack
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Stay Hungry
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
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Sam Daley
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Sam Daley   Minneapolis, Minnesota
Does anyone know the name of the route around the corner to the right of Lost Ego. It starts at two birch trees just around the corner, and climbs a really nice hand crack to less protectable jugs for an exciting finish. Cleaned it off today, really fun. Hope it gets more traffic. Any info would be great. - Sam Jun 4, 2011
Eric Olson
Minneapolis, MN
Eric Olson   Minneapolis, MN
45.397868° N, 92.650916° W Sep 22, 2012