Sentinel Rock sits perched like a big dark tombstone above the Valley floor, right across from Yosemite Falls. Climbing on Sentinel is pretty cool, because you get a bird's eye view of both the Falls and El Capitan, just around the corner to the east. The most popular route on Sentinel is the Steck-Salathe route (5.9), first climbed by Yosemite legends Allen Steck and John Salathe back in 1950.
Sentinel Rock is found on the south side of the Valley, across from Yosemite Falls. You can park for the Four-Mile Trail to approach.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sentinel Rock:
Steck-Salathe 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 15 pitches
Chouinard-Herbert 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 15 pitches, 1400'
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Steck-Salathe 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sentinel Rock
The Steck-Salathe truly deserves its status as one of the "Fifty Classic Climbs of North America". Everything from the climbing itself to the many stories of adventure had on the north face of the Sentinel makes this climb a must-do for any aspiring Valley climber -- if not a route to be repeated again and again, it certainly should at least be seen as a rite of passage. The climb's reputation for being long, wide, and physical is well deserved, but the quality of that climbing, the position o...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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