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Elevation: 8,300'
Lat, Long: 37.8445, -119.4476 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.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['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 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Phobos   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 275'   
Blues Riff   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Goldfinger   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
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Pitch 3, the bolt-protected move.  Photo by Sarah Kate Selling.

Deimos 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Phobos/Diemos Cliff
The counterpart to Phobos, and the other namesake climb of this cliff, Deimos is an excellent steep climb with a lot of hands/fists/OW crack. It has a bit of a reputation as being hard, burly, and with less than perfect protection. I found none of these to be particularly true. The climb is truly a bit atypical for Tuolumne, being more reminiscent of Valley crack climbs with lots of wideness and flares. But after the first 30 feet, the rock is excellent, there is pro wherever you want it, an...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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