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This outcropping also lies within The Fortress proper on the western end and contains three stellar moderate lines.

Getting There 

Can be approached either on a trail up the middle of The Fortress (and traverse left as you near the top) or traverse left at the very bottom of the hill and do your best to find the trail up the far left side. I have had the best luck using the middle trail.

The Books Area resembles three book spines (of varying widths) lying against each other and leaning into the hill. A large, sloping, flatish platform serves as the hang-out base for two of the three routes and requires 1-2 scrambling moves up from the manzanita-scape below.

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Books Area:
5.8 Hand Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Cat Scratch Fever   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Cat Scratch Fever 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  CA : Tahoe Vicinity : ... : Books Area
An east-facing, clean, crisp dihedral and most northerly of the three routes on this outcropping. Shares a common platform staging area with 5.7 Book. Sustained 10a moves make up most of this stellar line, with a somewhat desperate pinched-down crux and a few face moves thrown in for variety up higher. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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