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Sentinel Pass Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 8,150'
Location: 51.35366, -116.2214 View Map  Incorrect?
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This area is located just to the south of Mt. Temple, the highest peak in the Banff area. There are several quartzite towers in the area, the Grand Sentinel being the most climbed.

Getting There 

Approach via the trail to Sentinel Pass from Moraine Lake. As of 2012, a minimum of 4 people is required due to park restrictions from bear activity. However,this is a very popular hike so it is easy to join up with others at the trailhead.

The Grand Sentinel is located about 1km beyond the pass, towards the Paradise Valley.

From Sentinel pass, descend down the right side via the hiker's path of Paradise Valley to avoid rock slide hazard on the left side (same side as Sentinel). Be careful for rock fall.

Word of caution: publications.americanalpineclu...

Climbing Season

For the Banff National Park area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Sentinel Pass

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sentinel Pass:
South Face   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 350'   Grand Sentinel
Cardiac Arete   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, Alpine, 4 pitches, 330'   Grand Sentinel
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Rock Climbing Photo: Grand Sentinel

South Face 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  North America : Canada : ... : Grand Sentinel
This 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...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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