The Sentinel

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Southwards from Ash Tree Wall, Burbage North starts to become more impressive as a good series of jutting buttresses with routes across a spread of grades. The timid will enjoy the Black Slab routes and some of the easier grooves whilst the strong should head straight for the butch offerings of Now or Never and The Sentinel.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Crystal Tips
8m. Sketch up the centre of the face, tricky and bold.
 
Crimpy
Fluttery
E3 6a
2
Stepped Crack
8m. The easy groove on the left has a strenuous entry.
7 user comments
 D
3
Black Slab Arete
10m. From halfway up Stepped Crack swing right around the arete awkwardly (loose flake) and finish up the deep groove.
3 user comments
 
Loose
S 4a
4
Black Slab
8m. Climb the pleasant slab (no gear) and delicate arete above.
14 user comments
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS 4b
5
Black Slab Variation
8m. The shallow scoop and groove just before the angle.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
6
Green Groove
8m. The unsavoury groove with a dubious jammed block!
 
Loose
HVD 3c
7
Now or Never
12m. Layback the curving black flake and swing around the corner to a ledge. The delicate upper arete is a worrying contrast.
19 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
E1 5b
8
Sentinel Chimney
10m. The sustained and awkward rift left of the imposing hanging arete has good gear throughout.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
HVD 4a
9
The Sentinel
10m. The narrow projecting buttress has a couple of steep and powerful moves just below the top.
11 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Strong
E2 5b
10
Sentinel Crack
10m. The crack on the right side of the prow is a good first lead and way easier than its Chatsworth namesake. Finish with a...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
11
Present Arms
8m. Climb the slab to the large ledge then ascend the large block by embracing both aretes (long arms helpful!) with a final...
3 user comments
 
Reachy
HS 4c
  • Latest Comments

    For BURBAGE NORTH

    Peter's Progress
    "Climbed direct up the incipient crack above the tree at the end of the traverse...." 01/Jun

    Nicotine Stain
    "Changed from V4 6B 6b * to V4 6B *, no votes" 28/May

    Side Face
    "Balancy moves, easier for the tall. It's all in the initial move for the break.T..." 11/Jun

    Remergence
    "Sandbag or not, it is still a route and the crux is the desperate long reach at ..." 02/Jun

    Ash Tree Variations
    "The correct name of this route is Ash Tree Variation, not 'Variations'" 22/Apr

    The Chant Direct Finish
    "Solid 6a using small crimps if you can't reach from the good footholds or span f..." 29/Nov

    Bilberry Cake
    "Don't lead harder than VS but didn't find this too difficult, certainly easier c..." 19/Nov

    Hollyash Crack
    "I don't see how you protect this without giant cams. It goes as a good layback ..." 30/Jul

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