REI Community
Phobos/Deimos Cliff
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Blues Riff T 
Deimos T 
Easter Island S 
Goldfinger T 
Phobos T 
Phobos Start Variation T 

Phobos Start Variation 

YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.11+ French: 7a Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
Season: Late Summer
Page Views: 1,031
Submitted By: Darshan Ahluwalia on Feb 6, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (2)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The traditional start to Phobos is on the left. A...

Closures for Peregrine Falcon Protection MORE INFO >>>


This is a perfect hand crack through a horizontal roof. It is a few feet to the right of the traditional start of Phobos and offers a challenging new way to climb this classic 5.9 crack.


A few feet the right of the traditional start of Phobos.


hand size

Comments on Phobos Start Variation Add Comment
Show which comments
By Johnny Y
From: California
Sep 15, 2014

There are only a few hand sized pods and are separated by narrower sections (takes BD #0.5 to #1), bring those sizes as well unless you want to block those good jams. Wild sequences to hit those slots. Consider placing something on the side after the lip to keep the rope out of the crack, otherwise your rope may get jammed up with the last piece below the roof.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · People · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About