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Sentinel Chimney 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

   
Type:  Trad, 3 pitches
Consensus:  YDS: 5.3 French: 3+ Ewbanks: 10 UIAA: III ZA: 9 British: VD 3a [details]
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Submitted By: John Saunders on Oct 12, 2010

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Description 

Often forgotten climb, but enjoyable trek to the summit. Abundant protection. Good intro to trad multi-pitch at Moore's. Descent: Finish and hike over to rap bolts on Sentinel Buttress.

Location 

Obvious chimney that splits the Central Wall on the right with the Circus Wall on the right.

Protection 

Standard NC Rack, no fixed anchors. There's some old fixed webbing on P2 and a really old rusty piton on P3 (advise against using)


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By Matt Westlake
Oct 28, 2011

Sort of two versions of this - for Sentinel Chimney you start on the sentinel buttress and trend up and left, which can be a little slick and scary if wet, with some less than optimal gear for protecting fall consequences and the other is to start on the broken face left of the buttress and chimney. This is overall easier (mixes 4th and low 5th class) and provides better protection, at least until it gets a bit slabbier/easier. I think that version is what is known as the "Egg Wall".