Sentinel Rock

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For the granite dome near Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, see Sentinel Dome.

Sentinel Rock
Elevation 7,038 ft (2,145 m)[1]
Location
Location Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California, U.S.
Range Sierra Nevada
Coordinates 37°43′44″N 119°35′40″W / 37.7288151°N 119.594331°W / 37.7288151; -119.594331Coordinates: 37°43′44″N 119°35′40″W / 37.7288151°N 119.594331°W / 37.7288151; -119.594331[2]
Topo map USGS Half Dome
Geology
Type Granite
Age of rock Cretaceous
Climbing
First ascent June 30 - July 4, 1950, by Allen Steck and John Salathé

Sentinel Rock is a granitic peak in Yosemite National Park, California, United States. It towers over Yosemite Valley, opposite Yosemite Falls.[3] Sentinel Rock lies 0.7 miles (1.1 km) northwest of Sentinel Dome.

The most famous climbing route is the Steck-Salathé route, which is rated a class 5.10b G A0.[4]

High-profile climber Derek Hersey died while attempting to free solo climb Sentinel Rock in 1993.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Natural Resource Statistics". Yosemite National Park. National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Sentinel Rock". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-01-28. 
  3. ^ "Rock Formations in Yosemite". Yosemite National Park. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Steck-Salathe". rockclimbing.com. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  5. ^ Roberts, Paul (1994-11-01). "Risk". Psychology Today. Retrieved 2011-07-27.