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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, 80 ft
FA: Charles Cole, 1990
Page Views: 1,029 total, 8/month
Shared By: C Miller on Oct 21, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb face clipping two bolts (5.12-), pass the wide crack of Flared Bear (which arcs right) and then continue up the steep and improbable face above (5.11) to the end of the difficulties where the route joins The Butt Buttress at it's second bolt. The route finishes with the upper portion of that route and shares it's bolted anchor.

Incredibly sustained and technical, this route is a testament to the vision and slab mastery of the first ascentionist. Seldom done, but worth a go if hard slab climbing is your bag. Two stars out of five.

Location

This is the left-most bolted route on the west face of The Sentinel, and is bounded on both sides by wide cracks - Flared Bear (5.10b) to the left and Where Janitors Dare (5.7) on the right.

Protection

7 bolts, gear to 3.5", 2 bolt anchor/rap (shared with The Butt Buttress)

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