This cliff is located in a highly forested area and offers respite from the sun on hot summer days. This is a smaller area but contains a high percentage of quality crack climbs. The lack of beginner climbs and the somewhat exposed approach make this a less than ideal spot to bring beginners.
Park at the Summit Rock Trail parking area. Follow the trail into the woods and eventually take the right fork. Ascend a set of wooden stairs. The top of sentinel crack is to the right of this trail. If you start descending another set of wooden stairs you have gone to far.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sentinel Area:
Lost Ego 5.8+ Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50 feet
Yosemite Crack 5.10a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 30 feet
Sentinel Crack 5.10a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60 feet
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Yosemite Crack 5.10a WI : Interstate State Park : Sentinel Area
Another area classic, if only the climb were longer. The climb begins on a small ledge about half way up the cliff. Two option exist for reaching the ledge. You can either climb the face below (5.10a) or climb the bottom of Sentinel Crack and traverse left to reach the bottom of the climb. I'd recommend the face below unless you are leading. The crux of the climb is getting off the ground. The climb starts out as thin hands and slowly widens to fists at the top....[more] Browse More Classics in WI