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YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b R

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b R [details]
FA: Dick Williams (1963)
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Submitted By: Nick Wilder on Sep 3, 2006

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Ann cruises up Phoebe on top rope


Steep face climbing with lots of thin crimps. Fairly forgettable.


Located directly under the top of Ken's Crack, making it a quick and easy TR.


Slightly runout. A bolt (replaced in the late 2000s) + a few small nuts and tiny cams, easier to protect at the bottom.

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By JoeLeiper
Feb 19, 2008

I didn't forget this. It's a very hard, tricky little stretch. Bizarre footwork at crux--definitely hard 10. It had a single old bolt, and you'd deck if you fell on the 5.9 above crux. Top rope all the way.
Charie, face immediately right of Boston, is an excellent toprope as well. Stiff 5.9.
By lostlazy
From: Hoboken, NJ
Nov 11, 2009
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13

I don't know when, but as of 11/6/09, the old 1/4" bolt has been replaced with a new standard bolt. After leading this I feel that the gear is strenuous to place, but there, definitely not R anymore.
By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Aug 6, 2013
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R

I couldn't disagree with Nick more. "Phoebe" is a great, intricate face route. Great horizontals and tricky footwork make "Phoebe" very memorable and worth doing, if you're finished with "Boston" or "Ken's Crack." Glad to know that it's a 5.10+
By Jeffrey Dunn
May 29, 2014
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R

Not 10+. It's PG if you think that the small gear at the final overlap will hold. I thought it would on lead, and didn't after bounce testing on the way down. 5.10b 5.9R to me.
By Ro Zuniga
Sep 26, 2016
rating: 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R

Definitely not "forgettable" to me either. Very fun little problem at the 10 grade, not the longest in the world, but they don't all have to be. After climbing it yesterday I would have regretted skipping it because it was labeled forgettable.

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