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Where Eagles Dare
Avg: 2.7 from 3 votes
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, 170 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||Kevin Powell & Dan Ahlborn, January 1976, FFA: (1st pitch): John Long, December 1979 FA: (2nd pitch): Jonny Woodward, April 1984|
|Page Views:||1,525 total, 8/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 West face of the Sentinel, this is near the left side of the face and 10' right of a right leaning chimney system.
P1) Boulder up a thin crack/lieback (crux) to start (it may be easier to climb high and skip the pro on this section) which widens and starts to curve right. Near the top of this crack it peters out and difficult face moves past a bolt lead to a bolted anchor in a dish. It is possible to rap off here, but the climb continues.
P2) From the belay climb right then up past three bolts until under a large roof. Pull the roof and continue up the crack as it eases in difficulty and ends on the top.
A walk off is located to the climber's right, down slabs until one reaches the edge of the rock, after which one can go left (east) around the entire formation or right (west) downclimbing through a corridor past the climb Bikini Whale.
This is yet another excellent route on an excellent formation. The first pitch alone is worth doing with some nice moves straight away and a surprise for the finish, but the second pitch is also worthy and together they make another route that should not be missed.