Ascent of The Sentinel on 2010-02-13
|Others in Party:||Susan Murphy|
|Date:||Saturday, February 13, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3209 ft / 978 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI 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|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1544 ft / 469 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1544 ft / 470 m|
| Round-Trip 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|
| Gain on way in:||1144 ft / 348 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 1044 ft / 319 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m|
| Loss on way in:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Route:||East Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||Turnout on Northshore Rd @ 2165 ft 2165 ft / 659 m|
| Loss on way out:||1444 ft / 440 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 1044 ft / 319 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m|
| Gain on way out:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Route:||West Wash|
| End Trailhead:||Turnout on Northshore Rd @ 2165 ft 2165 ft / 659 m|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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