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Trad, 275 ft, 3 pitches,
Avg: 3.7 from 142
FA: Tom Higgins & Jack Miller, 1970
> Yosemite NP
> Tuolumne Meadows
> Phobos/Deimos Cliff
Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions
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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. 5.9
P3: Continue straight up off the belay in a wide crack/chimney system past some hollow sounding features to a slab. It is possible to escape right on this slab via run out climbing, but nicer to continue straight up through the headwall. 5.9