Sentinel Creek Area Rock Climbing
The western portion of the Sentinel Creek area, fr...
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
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 Manana.
From base of Manana 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 Manana turn to huge bolder on your right (Presidential Boulder) and take faint trail up from there
Weather station 1.9 miles from here
19 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sentinel Creek Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sentinel Creek Area:
Hari-Kiri 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Ying-Yang 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Manana 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Featured Route For Sentinel Creek Area
Ying-Yang 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Sentinel Creek Area
1st Pitch: Great laybacking pitch, gets greasy/slick higher up, with interesting moves to exit onto the ledges. Sustained. (10d)(120ft)2nd Pitch: Off width pitch, doesn't seem to get as much traffic? (10a)(130ft)The first (money) pitch can also be top-roped after leading Hari-kiri (10a) as they share anchors...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Osprey Overhang
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.
By Bryan G
May 7, 2015
If you're trying to conserve gas, the base of Manana et al is only about a 25 min walk from Camp 4.