|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 4 pitches, 350'|
|Original:||YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]|
|Submitted By:||Chris DeWitt on Aug 22, 2011 with updates from echo1|
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From: Squamish, BC
Sep 5, 2012
Not much of a description, so I'll add what I can.
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.
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.
As in the description, the climbing is not terribly difficult for the grade, although there is some loose rock and runout sections. As an alternative, I would recommend the well bolted sport route on the west face, Cardiac Arête. This is a better climb IMO.
By Chris DeWitt
From: Sacramento, CA
Dec 13, 2012
|Thanks Hans, I've updated the "Getting There" for the areas.|
Apr 18, 2016
Fun route! They have a limit/necessary number of people that must hike to the Sentinel due to bear activity. Easy to meet more folks and bail at the pass... Just can slow the approach a bit if you get caught with a slow group.
Unfortunately I lost my girlfriends camera when we got back to the parking area (or somewhere along the way) at Moraine Lake. Any ideas where else to post/look?
By Tom Gnyra
Apr 20, 2016
|You could try tabvar, another climber's forum on facebook|
Aug 17, 2016
|We did this route and skipped the 5.9 chimney and climb the 5.5-5.6 variation on the left. In this case, no need for anything bigger than #3. A few loose rocks here and there, but very few. No runout sections :-). The third pitch goes at 5.8 mainly for the roof, as the crack is pretty easy.|