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Routes in Sentinel Butte

Great Roof, The T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hell's Heaven S,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Powerline Crack T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown 5.8 TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unnamed 5.8 T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Volkswagen Crack T,TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Elevation: 3,000 ft
GPS: 46.878, -103.836 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Dallas on Nov 11, 2009 with updates
Admins: Jason Halladay
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Description

The routes are on top of Sentinel Butte, not in the town. Sandstone rock that is brittle. Bolted in 2003 with expansion bolts and should be inspected before use. The land is privately owned. Don't leave a mess! Somewhat of a tourist attraction

Update 2017:

The owner minds climbers being on his land. A LOT. We're working on gaining climber access at the moment but it will be a journey.

Until then, this area is closed to climbers unless otherwise noted.
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Getting There

Take Interstate 94 west from Bismarck, past Dickinson to Exit 10. Go south into the town of Sentinel Butte. Go straight through Sentinel Butte for two miles to a Y and go right (SW) Follow that road up to the top of the butte. Drive towards the back and stop as the road turns left. Routes are NE of here. Ask some locals for directions if need be.

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Dsnydes  
As of April 2015 the bolts are still in good shape upon my inspection. The well bolted nature (5 B's) of Hell's Heaven (5.10-) ensure that unless you blow a clip, you aren't going to be taking a significant fall on any of the bolts. I was actually very impressed by the quality of the rock. ND sport climbing at its finest folks!! Apr 26, 2015
Paul K.
West Fargo, ND
Paul K.   West Fargo, ND
Please post photos, because I find it very hard to believe there is something climbable around here that doesn't fall apart with every grasp. Jan 20, 2015
tbird
Minot, ND
tbird   Minot, ND
I have some photos of the area and I will post them. I was at Sentinel Butte today. The anchors are 13 mm bolts with extremely large hooks. There use to be a rappel route but the anchors were missing and only the bolts remain. The route is 5 anchors and maybe 40 meters. Mar 19, 2011

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