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Yosemite Crack Zone (Left)
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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: eDixon 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 eDixon 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.