This area is located just to the south of Mt. Temple, the highest peak in the Banff area. There are several quartzite towers in the area, the Grand Sentinel being the most climbed.
Approach via the trail to Sentinel Pass from Moraine Lake. As of 2012, a minimum of 4 people is required due to park restrictions from bear activity. However,this is a very popular hike so it is easy to join up with others at the trailhead.
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South Face 5.8 International : Canada : ... : Grand Sentinel
This route is steep and exposed but the climbing is generally very mellow for the grade. Work a corner then pull a roof. Be careful of loose blocks.P1: Low 5th class, 15m. Start around the left corner and climb a short pitch to a ledge with a bolted belay. P2: 5.7, 20m. Cracks and face climbing lead to another bolted belay at a small ledge below the obvious right facing corner. P3: 5.8, 25m. Climb the corner past a bulge to a bolted belay at a ledge. P4: 5.9, 25m. Climb cracks straight above the...[more] Browse More Classics in International