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Antique T 
Caverns, The T 
Commitment T 
Fire Fly S 
Hanging Teeth T 
Jughead T 
Munginella T 
Selaginella T 
Surprise, The T 
Try Again Ledge T 
Werner's Ant Trees T 
Work Around the Skirt S 

Five Open Books Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.74875, -119.59776 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 28, 2006
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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Five Open Books

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Five Open Books:
Munginella   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
The Caverns   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Selaginella   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 560'   
Try Again Ledge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Commitment   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
The Surprise   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Werner's Ant Trees   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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The Surprise 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Five Open Books
While not quite as classic as neighboring climbs like Munginella and Commitment, The Surprise provides 2 excellent pitches of climbing. Supertopo lists the route as 5 pitches, but it is very easy and recommended to link pitches 1 and 2 into a single 150' pitch. Start at an ant-infested tree and climb dirty corner past a small pine tree. Continue up to an oak tree (long sling helps reduce rope drag), and start traversing right along broken ledge system, passing one ancient 1/4" bolt abou...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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