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Sentinel East Face - 5.4 popular

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (11)
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Rock
PG13
1
Small to medium pro
90
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 3.33/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

Large face with routes in the 5.3 and 5.4 range. Big pockets for hands and feet. Fun climb, though easy.

Submitted by: wildtrail on 2004-06-10
Last Modified: 2009-09-21
Views: 1741
Route ID: 54260

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: danimal7777 on 2009-08-29 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great climb!!!

I love this climb! This was my first lead of the year, and the Mississippi river view from the top goes for miles and miles. Vultures and hawks ride the thermals and cruise just above you ... it's a great place in decent weather.

This is a delightful beginner's climb when done on top rope. Liberal hand and foot holds except for the two, modest cruxes where you need to work a little harder. We had young climbers who trained in a climbing gym, but this was their first significant outdoor climb with authentic exposure. The pure joy of working your way up a significant cliff through a set of challenges, then standing on the smooth platform at the top with those great views provides a hugh payoff at the end of a fun ascent.

There are a couple of awkward 3rd class moves on the approach, but if you like to scramble, you might even enjoy them!

The cliff doesn't take pro very well, and next time I'll take more small to medium nuts. 90 foot climb, I could only get maybe four or five good pieces in ... a guy that has climbed there forever (Ed) indicated that eight usable pieces was the record.

First good stance and pro opportunity is 15 - 20 feet up, so there is a ground fall potential down to a somewhat featured surface below. That's the reason for my PG13 safety opinion.

Added: 2009-08-29

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.4
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mckbill on 2009-05-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars easy and great view

Nice view at the top and fun to rap the side of the spire facing the river

Added: 2009-05-28

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: shrug7 on 2007-11-12 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Fun lead.

Worth the view on top.


Added: 2007-11-12

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: keyless on 2007-09-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars Great View

First time trad follow.

Added: 2007-09-10

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Top Rope Top Rope ascent by: mel_climbs on 2005-10-02 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2005-10-02

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