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Phobos/Deimos Cliff  


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Elevation: 8,300'
Location: 37.84904, -119.44691 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Josh Janes on Sep 21, 2006  with updates from Jon H
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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+), Deimos (5.9+), Blues Riff (5.11b/c) and Goldfinger (5.12a).

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



Weather station 9.3 miles from here

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/Deimos 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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Phobos Start Variation 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Phobos/Deimos Cliff
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