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Telephone Booth 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: e Dixon on Apr 3, 2009

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The top is pretty memorable. It took me a long ti...


Start inside a three-sided chimney (the telephone booth) with a handcrack in the back. The chimney ends and the crack gets wide. Continue past a slung chockstone, and finish at a bolted anchor.


This is on the left-hand side of the Yosemite Crack Zone. The route is just past a prominent pillar leaning up against the wall.


Camalots #1 - #5. Eds. The anchor now has bolts & chains.

Photos of Telephone Booth Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Upper section.
Upper section.
Rock Climbing Photo: The beginning is really fun.
The beginning is really fun.
Rock Climbing Photo: Start of Telephone Booth.
Start of Telephone Booth.

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By darren
From: Durango, Colorado
Aug 18, 2012

I found the bottom part of this climb to be fun, but the top was pretty miserable (wide on less than stellar rock). We ended up having to hike/climb up and around to the spike anchors, because I wasn't comfortable rapping on the slings we found.
By e Dixon
From: Durango, Colorado
Oct 25, 2015

Anchor is now bolts with chain.
By Ben Griffin
From: Durango, CO
Feb 28, 2016

I was happy to be carrying a #6 and a #5 BD Camalot for the top section. My climbing partner on top rope flew up the crack, but leading it took a while. It was not scary but slow moving. The beginning is really classic and fun.
By TrevorRoulstin
From: Durango, Co
Apr 9, 2017
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I am giving this route a BOMB! It was by far one of the most horrible and sketchy things I have ever climbed. Poor rock quality mixed with loose blocks at the top, not to mention the pint of blood that was literally sprayed all over the inside of the offwidth really brought the ambience of this climb down. I know offwidths can be wicked and unforgiving, but this was a whole new level of non-fun. Do yourself a favor, and climb something else. East-A has a lot to offer, and this route is just sub par.

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