Elevation: 8,765 ft
GPS: 37.849, -119.447 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Sep 21, 2006 with 1 Suggestions
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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.

6 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Phobos/Deimos Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Deimos
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 158
Phobos
Trad 3 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 97
Blues Riff
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Phobos Start Variation
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Goldfinger
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Easter Island
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Deimos
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Phobos
 158
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Blues Riff
 97
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 2 pitches
Phobos Start Variation
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Goldfinger
 19
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Easter Island
 4
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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