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Routes in The Sentinel - West Face
|Butt Buttress, The S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Centipede, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Chameleon, The T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Desert Song T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Flared Bear T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Great White Buffalo T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Illusion Dweller T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Not for Loan T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Rubberfat Syndrome, The TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Some Like It Hot T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Where Eagles Dare T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Where Janitors Dare T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Worms in Your Brain T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Type:||Trad, 160 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Roy Naasz and Chris Wegener, February 1970 (1st pitch only);FFA:John Bachar 1977(entire route)|
|Page Views:||3,070 total, 16/month|
|Shared By:||C Miller on Jul 8, 2002|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionLocated on the awesome West face of the Sentinel lies this classic route which is located just right of center on the wall. It is visible as a vertical crack/seam which leads up to the right end of an impressive roof.
P1) Start right at some yucca plants and climb the steep crack/seam past three bolts and four "fixed" alumiheads until possible to traverse left to a bolted anchor. It is possible to rap from here (60 meter rope works best), but there is more fun ahead...
P2) From the belay make some hard moves with so-so pro up and slightly right then back left to reach a hand crack perched at the lip of the previously mentioned roof. Once in the crack traverse left along the lip and up until you reach a vertical crack which leads to the top. Walk off to climber's right down slabs.
This is a true Josh classic that should be done by those comfortable at this grade, but be aware that the second pitch is heads-up. The first pitch (5.10d) is popular and often done without committing to the imposing second pitch.