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The GRAND SENTINEL Route: Cardiac Arete (5.10d, 4p) or South Face (5.8-5.9, 4p)

Category: British Columbia/Alberta      Trip Report #xxx
Partner: xxx
Rock Type: Quartzite
Summit Elev: 2,658 m / 8,720 ft

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INTRO

The Grand Sentinel is a 400 foot tall free-standing quartzite spire in the Sentinel Pass area.The quality quartzite rock, excellent protection, and excellent position in an alpine setting make this a must-do. It has several routes to its narrow top, the most popular being The South Face (5.8-5.9, 4p, trad) and Cardiac Arete (5.10d, 4p, bolt-protected). 




South Face (5.8-5.9, 4p, trad)
Steep and exposed but the climbing is generally mellow.


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PHOTOS


Photos:
Photo descriptions:
Approach 
Hike ~1km past Sentinel Pass, ~7km & 2500+ ft gain from trailhead at Moraine Lake.
1.    
1. xxx
Pitch 
1
Low 5th

2. xxx

Pitch 
2
5.7
   
3. xxx
Pitch 
3
5.8
   
4. xxx
Pitch 
4
5.9 or 5.4
   
5. xxx
Top! 
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13. xxx
Descent 
Rap route with single 60.
   
13. xxx




Cardiac Arete (5.10d, 4p, sport)
Follow the bolts on the SE Arete for four pitches. Beautiful climbing and great exposure on clean quartzite. One of the best sport multipitches around.

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PHOTOS


Photos:
Photo descriptions:
Approach 
Hike ~1km past Sentinel Pass, ~7km & 2500+ ft gain from trailhead at Moraine Lake.
1.    
1. xxx
Pitch 
1
5.10b

2. xxx

Pitch 
2
5.10c
   
3. xxx
Pitch 
3
5.10d
   
4. xxx
Pitch 
4
5.10d
   
5. xxx
Top! 
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13. xxx
Descent 
Rap route with single 60.
   
13. xxx