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New Epic Rockies Highline from Grand Sentinel to Spire

Drew Lieterman, who recently brought news about the new Bugaboos highline, has informed us about the Grand Sentinel highline. “This is the first alpine highline in the Canadian Rockies at 2,400 metres,” said Lieterman. “It is the third alpine highline in Canada and stands at 50 metres long and 85 metres high.”

Grand Sentinel Highline. Photo Drew Leiterman
Grand Sentinel Highline. Photo Drew Leiterman

The highline is rigged from the iconic Grand Sentinel spire to a smaller spire in the Valley of the Ten Peaks in Alberta. “It was rigged by Travis Foster, Drew Leiterman, Tim Desmond and Ben Richardson on Aug. 5 and sent by Tim Desmond who named it Diesel Power on Aug. 7,” said Lieterman.

The Grand Sentinel has a number of routes, including the traditional 5.9. The most popular is Cardiac Arete 5.10d, which climbs an exposed arete for four pitches.