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Phantom Bridge 

YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10c French: 6b Ewbanks: 20 UIAA: VII ZA: 20 British: E2 5b [details]
FA: Richard Rossiter, Gail Effron, Dan Hare, 1997
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Submitted By: Peter Franzen on Mar 17, 2002

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Vanishing Point formation. Photo: Bob Horan Collec...


Another quality route on the Vanishing Point, Phantom Bridge follows the bolt line under the large roof and around to the right of the arete and up the prominent dihedral. This route also starts at the belay anchors at the bottom of the formation. A long runner at the start of the traverse under the roof helps a lot to reduce rope drag for the upper section. Be EXTREMELY careful of the large loose block at this section as well, as dislodging it will cause it to fall directly on to your belayer! It may not be a serious risk right now, but it gives a deep reverberating hollow sound when you knock on it.


12 quickdraws and something for the anchor up top.

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By Brian Adzima
From: San Francisco
Apr 16, 2007
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

I had 4 24" runners, more would have been useful.
By crankenstein
Sep 17, 2008

This is an excellent route. It seems harder now that a good edge has broken near the top of the dihedral, but 10c still seems about right.
By J mac
Apr 10, 2009
rating: 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b

Fantastic route. Very airy with great views.
Note: The climber in the image is not on Phantom Bridge. It looks like they are on The Vanishing.
By tigerclaw
Aug 25, 2014

This is a great route on which long slings help to reduce rope drag. It's also not too hard to back clean draws occasionally. If you're belaying from the top anchor and your second is shorter in height, consider belaying them off the anchor itself: the entry moves into the dihedral require some reach, and falls may ensue.
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