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Ascent of The Sentinel on 2010-02-13

Climber: Eric Kassan

Others in Party:Susan Murphy
Harlan Stockman
Bill Siegal
Ali Haghi
Chris Meyer
Collin
Scott
Bethany
Leo Dekelbaum
Date:Saturday, February 13, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Sentinel
    Location:USA-Nevada
    Elevation:3209 ft / 978 m

Ascent Trip Report

I went as part of a Las Vegas Mountaineers Club (LVMC)outing. Going up to the east ridge was surprisingly easy - we found a wash that actually switchbacked so the slope was pretty easy. Once on the ridge, we found a (bighorn) sheep trail that went across the ridge and to the south slope where there were good class 3 chutes to climb to the summit.

Descending the wash on the west side started out great, but just before reaching the valley, it ended in a steep drop, so we traversed over to the next wash east. That traverse probably would have been fine in normal dry conditions, but the ground was still damp from recent rains making the traverse riskier than some in the group cared for.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1544 ft / 470 m
    Elevation Loss:1544 ft / 470 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1144 ft / 349 m
    Extra Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:East Ridge
    Trailhead:Turnout on Northshore Rd @ 2165 ft  2165 ft / 659 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1444 ft / 440 m
    Extra Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:West Wash
    Trailhead:Turnout on Northshore Rd @ 2165 ft  2165 ft / 659 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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