BETA PHOTO: Phobos/Diemos Cliff
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
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.
Weather station 9.3 miles from here
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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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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Blues Riff 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a CA
: Yosemite National Park
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Tuolumne is not a destination for flawless crack climbs, but there are a few notable exceptions, Blues Riff being one of them. This pitch would be classic no matter where it would be. Originally rated 5.11d, it has since been down-rated to as low as 5.11b, but although the crux is brief, it is probably solid 5.11. Most climb only through the second pitch and then rap with double ropes. P1: Begin about 100' right of the obvious crack system of Phobos at a section of friable rock protected by ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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Through the trees on the approach