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The west face of The Sentinel is an impressive wall stacked with high quality routes ranging from 5.7 to 5.13 in difficulty.
Approach via the nature trail and head left at the fork passing along the base of an obvious large face (The Sentinel - East Face) on the left side of the trail. When you get to the northern end of the formation make a left (heading west) across some rocks and then make another left heading back south to reach the west face. The approach takes 5-10 minutes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sentinel - West Face:
Where Janitors Dare 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Flared Bear 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Illusion Dweller 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
The Butt Buttress 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
The Rubberfat Syndrome 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c TR, 1 pitch, 100'
Desert Song 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c R Trad, 2 pitches, 160'
The Centipede 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Where Eagles Dare 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 2 pitches, 170'
Great White Buffalo 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
The Chameleon 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b R Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Some Like It Hot 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Featured Route For The Sentinel - West Face
Illusion Dweller 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Sentinel - West Face
Located on the far right side of the west face of The Sentinel is this classic right-slanting crack (it's about 50' right from the base of Desert Song which starts behind some yuccas). Climb the obvious right-slanting crack using jams and lieback moves (it's often easier to keep one foot on the face for balance) until encountering a roof high on the route. A good rest is found here, so plug in some gear and pull the roof (crux) before topping out onto a nice ledge with a bolted a...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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