All Locations > International > North America > Canada > Alberta > Banff National… > Sentinel Pass > Grand Sentinel
Avg: 3.7 from 22 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 350 ft, 4 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Chris DeWitt on Aug 22, 2011|
|Admins:||Dave Rone, Tom Gnyra|
DescriptionThis route is steep and exposed but the climbing is generally very mellow for the grade. Work a corner then pull a roof. Be careful of loose blocks.
P1: Low 5th class, 15m. Start around the left corner and climb a short pitch to a ledge with a bolted belay.
P2: 5.7, 20m. Cracks and face climbing lead to another bolted belay at a small ledge below the obvious right facing corner.
P3: 5.8, 25m. Climb the corner past a bulge to a bolted belay at a ledge.
P4: 5.9, 25m. Climb cracks straight above the belay to the summit. An easier version goes left at about 5.4.
LocationThis route is on the south side of the Grand Sentinel.
Approach Note: be careful scrambling along the talus on the left side after dropping down from the pass, the last time I was there in Aug, an entire 50m wide section started sliding/avalanching. The hiker's trail to the right side of the valley is probably safer and only an additional 10 mins.