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A beautiful and aptly-named formation with a few good routes on high quality rock.
From the town of Johnsondale (near the M99/M50 junction, 24 miles North of Kernville), take the lower Kern River Road north (aka 22S82). 2.6 miles down Lower Kern River Road on the right hand side, is a gate at the entrance to Camp Whitsett Boy Scout Camp. The well-traveled path up to Sentinel begins directly across the road from the Camp entrance.
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Cosmo the Cosmic Crow 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, 4 pitches
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Cosmo the Cosmic Crow 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 CA : The Needles / Kern River : Sentinel Peak
The route starts below two parallel cracks near the base of the south buttress. Face climbing past 2 bolts leads to the right-hand crack. Crack climbing leads to a ledge. A short pitch up a left-facing dihedral leads to another ledge. The crux pitch climbs vertical knobs past 2 bolts. Belay on a spacious ledge with a massive block. Scramble back away from the edge and up until reaching the steep summit headwall. Climb a clean crack to the summit....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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