Type: Trad, 180 ft (55 m), 2 pitches
FA: Roy Naasz and Chris Wegener, February 1970 (1st pitch only); FFA: John Bachar 1977(entire route)
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 8, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Located 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, 5.10 A0 or 5.11​​​​ PG) Start right at some yucca plants and climb the steep crack/seam past three bolts and three fixed heads 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, 5.11b R​​​​)​​​​ 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 (5.10 with aid or 5.11 free) is popular and often done without committing to the imposing second pitch.

Protection

3 bolts (3/8"), several fixed heads, gear to 3 inches

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