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The Sentinel - West Face
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Butt Buttress, The 
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Chameleon, The 
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Great White Buffalo 
Illusion Dweller 
Not for Loan 
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Some Like It Hot 
Where Eagles Dare 
Where Janitors Dare 
Worms in Your Brain 

Great White Buffalo 

YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12a French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Charles Cole, 1990
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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 21, 2006
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Description 

Climb face clipping two bolts (5.12-), pass the wide crack of Flared Bear (which arcs right) and then continue up the steep and improbable face above (5.11) to the end of the difficulties where the route joins The Butt Buttress at it's second bolt. The route finishes with the upper portion of that route and shares it's bolted anchor.

Incredibly sustained and technical, this route is a testament to the vision and slab mastery of the first ascentionist. Seldom done, but worth a go if hard slab climbing is your bag. Two stars out of five.


Location 

This is the left-most bolted route on the west face of The Sentinel, and is bounded on both sides by wide cracks - Flared Bear (5.10b) to the left and Where Janitors Dare (5.7) on the right.


Protection 

7 bolts, gear to 3.5", 2 bolt anchor/rap (shared with The Butt Buttress)



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Crux start of Great White Buffalo, 5.12a
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