West Sentinel Rock Climbing
This is a minor crag that gets no attention despite being literally a meter from the trail.
This crag is guarded at the base by a few little overhangs that can be avoided via a notch in the rock or a 30 foot hike up and around the South Side to get onto the only recorded route there, the East Face.
Hike up the Royal Arch trail over the Sentinel Pass. Once you turn downhill from the Sentinel Pass, there will be a rock on the right (West) with an overhang just above the base, split near its southern end by a slot with a large tree at the top of said slot. That is the West Sentinel.
The rock quality improves out of sight above the slot.
Climbing Season For the Central area.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
1 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For West Sentinel
East Face 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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The crux of this route is the junkly slot used at the bottom to access the main climb. If this is skipped, the route might be 5.2 or 5.3.Climb up the slot and to a sizable pine tree, then head up a brief near-vertical section of South face to pull up onto the SE ridge. The South end of the East Face improves in quality from here and goes up to a main summit, and then it goes to a slightly smaller summit westward still.Scramble off of the top and return to the base around the South end of the r...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado