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Sentinel Rock


Yosemite Valley, California USA


Trip Report
Savoring and Surviving the Steck-Salathe
Monday August 8, 2011 3:51pm
Few routes get built up as much as the Steck-Salathe.

I've read countless other trip reports on Supertopo that made me question if I was ready... Stories of unplanned bivys, humbled 5.11 climbers and hours of endless WIDE!

Jonathan leads the flare below the narrows.
Jonathan leads the flare below the narrows.
Credit: cultureshock


This summer I took the plunge and came out on top. We had a great day full of challenges, rewarding views and a much anticipated summit.

Luke and Jonathan on the summit of Sentinel Rock!
Luke and Jonathan on the summit of Sentinel Rock!
Credit: cultureshock


Full Trip Report:

http://www.dreaminvertical.com/2011/07/savoring-and-surviving-the-steck-salathe/

Enjoy,

Luke

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cultureshock
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cultureshock is a trad climber from Mountain View, CA.

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JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Aug 8, 2011 - 04:05pm PT
Nice work,and an entertaining TR on a wonderful climb.

Thanks much.

John
Mark Hudon

Trad climber
Hood River, OR
  Aug 8, 2011 - 04:31pm PT
Luke looks like he's had a little too much fun!
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
  Aug 8, 2011 - 04:41pm PT
Well done!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
  Aug 8, 2011 - 04:43pm PT
Great shots thanks.

DMT
BASE104

Social climber
An Oil Field
  Aug 8, 2011 - 06:49pm PT
Nice. When I see the more recent pictures of the route it looks much cleaner than I remembered it at the time.

Very fun climb. I dunno why people make such a deal about it. It should be a mandatory outing.
Zander

climber
  Aug 8, 2011 - 08:23pm PT
Good job! You cruised it.
Thanks for the TR.
Z
Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Aug 12, 2011 - 01:41pm PT
Bomber!
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Aug 12, 2011 - 03:52pm PT
Thanks!
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Sentinel Rock - Steck Salathe 5.9 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The long and demanding Steck-Salathe.
Photo: Randy Spurrier
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