Sentinel Buttress

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Early morning sun
8 mins
Level
Sheltered

The imposing buttress that looks out over the collapsing bridge. Sentinel Crack is the one to do, if you feel you are up to it, most of the others here are mere diversions!
Approach (see map on page 494) - The buttress leans out over the approach path in a rather confrontational way just beyond Mort Wall - it is impossible to miss.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Leaper
The rounded and undercut arete of the main buttress is awkward to access and much easier above.
1 user comment
 VS
2
Choked Crack
The juggy, gritty cracks in the centre of the slab.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
D
3
Choked Chimney
Bridge the main angle to a blocking boulder. Exit left.
 
Graunchy
VD
4
Puppet Crack
The leaning crack has a reachy start from the right then gives glorious jamming to a final wide grovel. Good value at the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
HVS
5
Sentinel Crack
An awesome roof-crack; a desperate struggle for most. Climb an awkward groove to a poor rest and then undercut out left. The...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
E3
6
Sentinel Buttress
Bold feeling but still a bit of a cop out! At the roof scuttle right and escape around the arete to a belay in the gully.
 
1 Stars
E3
7
Sentinel Groove
The elegant and obviously desperate blank groove.
 
1 Stars
Technical
E6
8
No One Here Gets Out Alive
Climb the blunt arete in its entirety - without side-runners.
 
Technical
E6
9
Cave Climb
The wide crack with chockstones is a bit of a battle to a tight, spider-ridden, subterranean exit. Not one for chubby types.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Graunchy
D
10
Wrinkled Nose
Traverse the wide break out to the arete then climb this on the right, then on the left - pleasant. The tough direct start via...
 
1 Stars
VS
11
Cave Crack
Wriggle up the awkward slanting crack (crux - avoidable on the right if you are really flummoxed) to its easier continuation.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Graunchy
S
12
Pretty Vacant
The centre of the slab is pleasantly bold when clean.
 E1
13
Monk's Park
The left arete of the gully eases with height.
 
Technical
E1
14
Lichen
1) 5a, 2) 5b, 3) 5b. A great girdle, tough and well-named, following the right-to-left line in three short pitches. Lots of...
 
3 Stars
E2
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