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Phobos/Diemos Cliff  


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Elevation: 8,300'
Location: 37.84904, -119.44691 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This warm, south-facing cliff band is home to a few steep, classic crack climbs. These include Phobos (5.9+), Diemos (9+), Blues Riff (5.11b/c) and Goldfinger (12a).

Getting There 

The cliff sits just east of Tenaya Lake and the huge Moutaineer's/Harlequin Dome complex. It is directly across from Pywiak Dome. Parking can be found directly below the dome at a small pulloff, or in the main Tenaya Lake parking lot.

The approach up to the cliff is a grunt. The trail is well-marked however. Allow 45 minutes.

Climbing Season


6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Phobos/Diemos Cliff:
Deimos   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Phobos   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 275'   
Blues Riff   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Goldfinger   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
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Featured Route For Phobos/Diemos Cliff
The Phobos crack in its entirety.  A great full length pitch!

Phobos 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Phobos/Diemos Cliff
Phobos is the sustained, three pitch climb on the left end of the cliff. It is reported to be the better quality of the two climbs for which the wall is named.P1: Climb up a crack to a left-facing corner and roof system. Pull through the roof with strenuous stems and jams -- there's usually fixed gear here -- and continue up to an uncomfortable belay in the crack system. 5.9+P2: Climb the steep, twin cracks to another belay. 5.9P3: Continue straight up off the belay in a wide crack/chimney s...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Through the trees on the approach
Through the trees on the approach

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