These very large boulders (more like small flatironettes) frame the Royal arch trail as it makes it past sentinel pass. (top of the switch backs before you drop towards the arch)
The East Sentinel Boulder is some 100 feet East of the pass while the West Sentinel boulder is the rock that forces the trail to drop and go around. Both "boulders" provide exciting routes to their summit.
Hike the Royal arch trail to the top of sentinel pass. To reach the base of the East face of the West Sentinel Boulder continue past the pass and down the wooden steps. Look to your right for a severly overhanging rock with a notch and a large pine tree to its left. East Sentinel boulder is left of the pass at about the same level as the pass.
Weather station 2.5 miles from here
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Featured Route For Sentinel Boulders
East Sentinel, North Hand Crack 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CO
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This is a short and scrappy route with good movement and ample gear. The climbing is as good as it looks but is unfortunately only really engaging for a few body-lengths.Start from the belay just below the corner and place a 3" cam to protect the moves getting up onto a lichenous slab below the overhanging corner. Place a few pieces of gear up in the corner, including one at your feet to hold the rope out of the way of climbing, then back clean the one out to the right below the slab.Make a few ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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