Steck-Salathé Route

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Steck-Salathé Route
Sentinel Rock by Tom Frost.jpg
Location California, USA
Coordinates 37°43′44″N 119°35′40″W / 37.72889°N 119.59444°W / 37.72889; -119.59444
Climbing Area Yosemite Valley
Route Type Trad climb
Vertical Gain 1,500 feet
Pitches 16
Rating 5.9
Grade V
First ascent Allen Steck and John Salathé, 1950.

The Steck-Salathé Route is a technical climbing route up Sentinel Rock. The route was first climbed June 30 - July 4, 1950, by Allen Steck and John Salathé, up the 1,600-foot (490 m) north face of Sentinel Rock in Yosemite Valley.

The route is recognized in the historic climbing text Fifty Classic Climbs of North America.[1]

Derek Hersey died while free soloing the route in 1993.


  1. ^ Roper, Steve; Steck, Allen (1979). Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. ISBN 0-87156-292-8.

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