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Sentinel Creek Area

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Sentinel Creek Area 

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This secluded area is right of Sentinel. It's a shady place with some good routes as Vanishing Point, Mental Block, Hari-Kiri, Ying-Yang and Maniana

Getting There 

Park at turnout 1.4 miles east from El Cap Bridge. This turnout has a shoulders on booth sides of the road. From right turnout find the trail which lead to Valley loop trail. Turn left ( east) to Valley loop trail and walk about 3 min until you cross dry creek and turn right when you see the duck to the climbers trail. This trail bring you to the base of Maniana.
From base of Maniana to Vanishing point about 20 min of scrambling. If you going to visit Vanishing point only - it would be much faster continue to Valley loop trail two more minutes past Maniana turn to huge bolder on your right [presidential bolder] and take faint trail up from there

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sentinel Creek Area:
Hari-Kiri   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Mental Block   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
Ying-Yang   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
Vanishing Point   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Manana   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
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P1.Chossy Start of the route. Above you can see right facing corner - the real route start

Mental Block 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sentinel Creek Area
This is classic route that has not seen much traffic. The entire route is following right facing corner from pitch 2 to the end. Considered as a good step forward on the road to Twilight Zone www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=37685#msg377>>> climbing this route twice I still think this is true 10c, and despite that all individual moves there is easier that start of Generator Crack - you do crux section in the middle of pitch 3 with huge rack and you already not fr...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By The Other James
Apr 15, 2013

I climbed Hari-Kari on 4/13 and saw no yellow jackets.

By Osprey
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Nov 30, 2009

Many people don't know that poison oak grows this high up, but it does. Part way up the hill on the approach trail, you will encounter it growing low to the ground(ankle biters). It peaks around the base of Manana then disappears along the rest of the cliff.