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|Submitted By:||Matthew Fienup on Aug 21, 2006|
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By Matthew Fienup
From: Ventura, CA
Oct 16, 2009
|For twelve weeks during the summer months, scout camp participants hike Sentinel Peak EVERY weekday morning to catch the sunrise. On these days, you can expect a crowd of between 10 and 50 people.|
By Alexander Adams
Jan 10, 2011
|Hey, I work at said summer camp and have led morning hikes up to the top for two years now. If you do decide to go up during the summer, i would suggest going in the morning when its cool, as it gets quite hot and a lot of the trail is loose sand towards the top. (plus you get to see the sunrise if you go early enough) its also pretty easy to get lost on the way down, so keep a look out for the trail markers.|
By Randy in Ridgecrest
From: Inyokern, CA
Feb 23, 2014
Regarding the "start" of the trail. The trail from the scout camp crosses the Lloyd Meadow Road where the pedestrian sign is - this is about 1/4 mile east of the Camp entrance. There is a little turnout there to park. The trail is in the water course for maybe 30 feet then cuts out right.
On the way up there is a rocky place about halfway up, cut up right on the very clean white rock with pleasant scrambling to stay on the main "trail". Going left you will do some interesting scrambling before regaining the trail.
The top area is a wild windy place, like being at the Needles. After sweating up the sand slope I was cold in the wind! The view is tremendous. I didn't climb to the very top but it looks to be easy fifth. I'd think coming down would be scarier than going up. A short rope and a few nuts/cams should allow safe up and down lead.
By Richard Shore
May 13, 2015
|Attempted the supposed 5.4 way on the summit block, way sketchy in approach shoes - insecure slab. Walked around to the south side of the summit block and found a cruiser (but steep) 30' handcrack. Clean and juggy with a fixed baby angle sticking 2" out of the rock on the left side. Matt's comments on the Cosmo the Crow route suggest this might be 5.9, but I felt it was much easier, MAYBE 5.7. I had no hesitations climbing up and down it in tennies. Great views, rad summit!|