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Five Open Books 

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This very popular area offers several good routes.
Can be quite crowded.
Watch out for rockfall.

Getting There 

Take the Lower Yosemite Falls trail to just before the bridge. Follow a trail to the left.

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Five Open Books:
Munginella   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad   
The Caverns   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Selaginella   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 560'   
Try Again Ledge   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Commitment   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad   
The Surprise   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Werner's Ant Trees   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Cathy Dececco follows P2 of Commitment.

Commitment 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Five Open Books
This climb is in the next book right of "Munginella".Either climb a curving corner or a crack to the right to a belay.Climb unprotected face to the corner and continue to a tree.Continue up to a roof, traverse under it to it's end and follow the corner to the top.Descend to the left. be careful not to knock rocks off, onto climbers below....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Five Open Books (photo stolen from Mike Morley - Thanks Mike!). Topo shows the classic The Caverns (5.8) to Selaginella (5.8). Eight pitches of 5.8 featuring liebacks, face climbing, off-width, finger cracks, & hand cracks. Pretty much everything you got!
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