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Sentinel Crack (Chatsworth)*** E3 5c

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[tom, 2 kb]16m. An awesome roof-crack is a desperate fight. Climb an awkward groove to a poor rest and then undercut wildly out left. The struggle to fist-jam past the lip is especially memorable and will doubtless leave its mark one way or another. Once past the lip easy jamming remains - if you have any steam left! © ROCKFAX
FA. Don Whillans 1959

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Wide Cracks, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Cracks And Corners To Greatness.

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This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Hard as hell, at one point i had a over head heal hook
Andy Peak 1 - Lead RP - 22/Aug/13 with Tom Martin

timmyhobby - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/13

sentinel & emerald no probs. sentinel harder
rocksol - 2013

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/May/11

Trying this after doing Emerald Crack earlier was ambitious but at least I now don't have to go back to Chatsworth for a few years! Would be nice to go back and do them both clean though. Tricky to the rest, hard to place gear on the undercut, crucial cam #4 below the lip, could actually hold that position ok but found moving up to the good jam very hard. In the end it was a case of sorting out the hand sequence: L on the good hold on the lip then pull through with R into the jam. Had to have five goes. Got to the jam on the 4th go but somehow blew it and had a decent fall into space. That was fun but left its mark on RH. Excellent grit bruiser, harder than Emerald Crack.
Misha - Lead dog - 21/May/11 with Ian W, Brian

Tough moves around the bulge. Good route.
thomasadixon - Lead dog - 29/Apr/11 with Mike, Becca

walts4 - 2011

mwatson - 2011

walts4 - 2011

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Jun/10

TonyF - 2010

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Oct/09

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with michael porter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

Boy - Sep/09 with Ted Kingsnorth

keith leonard - 2nd - 2009

fell but pulled ropes and done clean in the end
jamesturnbull - Lead - 10/Jun/08 with aiden

all strength sapped whilst trying to hold on forever whilst removing a stuck cam. finished the route albeit with many rests. brutal!
HamishD - 2nd dog - 10/May/08

Toby Dunn - Lead - 30/Aug/07 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/06

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2005

outrageous! (was graded E2)
nickdonohue - Lead dnf - Jun/03 with Jim Barradale

tuftynick - 2001

Hidden - 25/Jun/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/98

After about 12 tries!
charlesmfrench - Lead RP - 12/Sep/91 with Ian Milne

This route had a reputation but much easier than expected.
stp - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/85

Bloody hell! Exhausting and desperate.
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1984 with Ian Timm

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/71

mikej - 2nd dnf - 28/Feb/70 with Pete Boardman

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Style of ascent

Lead20 of 33 (60.6%)
Followed3 of 33 (9.1%)
Unknown10 of 33 (30.3%)

'Climbed'14 of 33 (42.4%)
clean O/S6 of 33 (18.2%)
clean rpt1 of 33 (3.0%)
clean RP3 of 33 (9.1%)
dogged5 of 33 (15.2%)
dnf4 of 33 (12.1%)