The Sentinel

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Early morning sun
15 mins
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Southwards from Ash Tree Wall, Burbage 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. Further right are a series of cracks that will test your jamming technique.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Jetty Buttress
Worth a look, the start up the centre of the wall is tricky. Continue up the wall and arete above. See
 
2 Stars
HVD 4b
2
Crystal Tips
Sketch up the centre of the face, tricky and bold but short.
 E3 6a
3
Stepped Crack
The easy groove on the left has a strenuous entry.
8 user comments
 D
4
Black Slab Arete
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
5
Black Slab
Climb the pleasant slab (no gear) and delicate arete above.
14 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4b
6
Black Slab Variation
The shallow scoop and groove just before the angle.
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
7
Green Groove
The unsavoury green groove with a dubious jammed block!
 
Loose
HVD 3c
8
Now or Never
Layback the curving black flake and swing around the corner to a ledge. The delicate upper arete is a worrying contrast. The...
19 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
E1 5b
9
Sentinel Chimney
The sustained and awkward rift left of the imposing hanging arete has good gear throughout.
6 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Graunchy
HVD 4a
10
The Sentinel
The narrow projecting buttress has a couple of steep and powerful moves just below the top.
11 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
E2 5b
11
Sentinel Crack
The crack on the right side of the prow is a good first lead and is heaps easier than its Chatsworth namesake. Finish with a...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
D
12
Present Arms
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
 HS 4c
13
'armless
The right-hand groove is ancient but has never been recorded.
1 user comment
 D
14
High Flyer
Climb the bold bulge from right to left, care needed.
8 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2 5b
15
The Grazer
The leaning jamming-crack gives a short-lived tussle. Good gear.
14 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Graunchy
VS 5a
16
Lieback
A tricky shallow groove leads to a short layback flake.
16 user comments
 
1 Stars
HS 4b
17
Think of England
The grassy groove makes a steady first lead.
 M
18
Ring My Bell
The left arete of the wall to a serious finale up the hanging arete above the bulges.
 
Technical
E4 6a
19
Ringo
A straight crack with an awkward bulge passed by jamming.
22 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
20
Ring Piece
Climb the balancy wall with a side-runner.
 
Technical
HVS 6a
21
Ring Climb
The milder Ringo tackles the tricky central crack and short wall.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
22
Ring Chimney
The deep chimney and flake are fairly straightforward.
2 user comments
 D
23
Agnostic's Arete
The balancy arete eases with height, but there isn't much gear.
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
VS 5a
24
Pickpocket
The south-facing wall with a low crux to a finish over a block.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
  • Latest Comments

    For BURBAGE NORTH

    End Slab
    "Changed from D * to D *, 0% of 7 votes for D" 11/May

    Submission
    "This only felt about VS 4b - I think the move is reach dependent (I'm 6' 0"..." 05/Nov

    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

    Bilberry Cake
    "Agree with above, no way HVS - More like HS 4c. Not a bad little one move route ..." 24/May

    Knight's Move
    "The moves weren't too difficult but I wasn't totally happy with the gear in the ..." 21/Nov

    Now or Never
    "Good climbing and well protected, take a friend 3.5 to protect the crucial barn ..." 27/Oct

    Approach
    "Five years later it still feels E2." 23/Jun

    Greeny Crack
    "Top route, got the heart going without desperation. Ankle/knee jam in the crack ..." 04/May

    Green Slab
    "John - Not at bouldering height, no, it's VS." 20/Feb

    Long Tall Sally
    "the start to this is easy just one side pull to the pocket rather than using all..." 04/Oct

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