– Lat/Long: 28.73° S 28.88° E

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Sentinel mountain guide

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Photo credit: Hermann Kühne

Sentinel Peak photo


Photo credit: Yusuf Patel

Storm coming, Sentinel photo


Photo credit: Magda Pepler

  • Elevation: 3165 m
  • Difficulty: Scramble
  • Best months to climb: April, May, June, July, August
  • Convenient center: Phuthaditjaba

Sentinel Climbing Notes

Gavin Raubenheimer from SOUTH AFRICA writes:

Sentinel has 9 different routes on it. The easiest way to the summit is via the Standard Route, graded E. This consists of one pitch, followed by scrambling and then one C grade pitch. The other popular route is the Angus-Leppan Route on the north face. This is 7 pitch moderate route. Use Sentinel Cave as a base or the hut at Sentinel car park.


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