Sentinel Rock Rock Climbing
FA of Sinful Act, Photo by Will Busse
It is the major formation in the Breezy Point Area of Rushmore. Sentinel Rock in co-located, just to the NE of Lost Arrow Spire and BB. It provides a spectacular view of the range in all directions.
To access Lost Arrow Spire, BB, and Sentinel Rock:
Park at the Breezy Point Parking Lot, follow the sidewalk to the NW for 60' until the sidewalk curves up and left. Depart the sidewalk and gain the old road bed and follow it for 300' until the road curves sharply to the left. There is a single track trail located at the curve that descends down from the road, follow this for 25' to intersect another trail on the left that follows the drainage down. Take this for approx 300' to the base of Lost Arrow Spire, BB, and Sentinel Rock on the south side of the formations.
Sentinel Rock is the major formation of the 3; located to the NE of Lost Arrow Spire and BB.
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Climbing Season For the Mount Rushmore National Memorial area.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Sentinel Rock
Unforgivable Acts 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b South Dakota
: The Needles Of Rushmore
: ... : Sentinel Rock
This is the obvious crack on the south side of the major formation (Sentinel Rock). Diagonal up and left in the gully to the base of the formal crack, stem through to clip a bolt and then enjoy the lie-back following the crack system to the first ledge. Make a few moves to a second little ledge, then follow the crack to where it dissipates. Then continue up past two bolts to gain a dyke and follow it to the summit anchors. (100') This route shares the first 50' with Sinful Acts. ...[more] Browse More Classics in South Dakota
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