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Into the Fire T 
King Tut's Tomb T 
Kung Pao Chicken T 
Manana T 
Mantra T 
Mental Block T 
Pharaoh's Beard, Regular Route T 
Post Tramatic Climbing Disorder T 
Sceptor, The T 
Sphinxter, The T 
Spiderman T 
Tilted Mitten, Left Side T 
Tilted Mitten, Right Side T 
Vanishing Point T 
Whiskers T 
Ying-Yang T 

Sentinel Creek Area Rock Climbing 

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The western portion of the Sentinel Creek area, fr...

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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 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

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sentinel Creek Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sentinel Creek Area:
Pharaoh's Beard, Regular Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   
Hari-Kiri   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Mental Block   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   
Mantra   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Vanishing Point   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
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'   
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Vanishing Point 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Sentinel Creek Area
A classic and isolated line. Scum your way up the first 15 ft of vegetation and choss to a stance beneath the small but prominent roof split by a laser-cut crack. From here on out, the rock is excellent quality. Pull up to the roof on jugs and muscle your way over the lip on off-finger jams. This rattly-finger section (.10d) lasts maybe 20 ft before you sink a thank god handjam. From here, super fun jamming (mostly in the golden 2" range - reminded this climber of a light version of Reed's ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By Osprey Overhang
From: ...
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
From: Yosemite
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.

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