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This is a section of The Book which is distinct from other areas of the Book (like Right Book, Pages, Isis Buttress, Left Buttress, and Book of the Dead) in terms of approach, character, steepness, and difficulty of routes. Since The Book section has 70+ routes, this organizational division hopefully will help the climber who is not terribly familiar with Lumpy Ridge.
Hike the Black Canyon Trail from the new parking lot heading west to the old Twin Owls parking lot just past the livestock gate. Take the trail toward the Book Massif. Take the 1st left split towards Bookmark, Left Book, and Bookend. At the 2nd split, take the right split and head around the Bookmark. Continue past to the Left Book.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left Book:
Cottontail 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 250'
Beelzebub 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b X Trad, 4 pitches
Manifest Destiny 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 4 pitches, 600'
The Dog 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 400'
White Whale 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 4 pitches, 600'
Hiatus 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 4 pitches, 600'
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Hiatus 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO : Lumpy Ridge : Left Book
A superb, moderate route, as good as White Whale. Like that route it is actually on the Left Book, which, although it is part of the Book, requires you to follow the turnoff for the Bookmark (situated in front of the Book) and scramble around west of that rock to the base of the slabby Left Book, which could perhaps even more accurately be termed the "west Book". Confused? If not, you might yet have trouble finding the exact line of the route. The belays are all shared with ?White Whale?...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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