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Open Book Area Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 33.75934, -116.68534 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Luke Stefurak on Feb 3, 2006
This Afternoon

49° | 30°

34° | 23°
Thanksgiving Day

31° | 19°

35° | 16°

36° | 22°

36° | 26°
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This area offers brillant climbing and gets sun.

Getting There 

Follow the standard trail up to Tahquitz. Once you hit the rock traverse around the base until you reach the obvious right facing dihedral.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.8 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Open Book Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Open Book Area:
Mechanic's Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Open Book   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 490'   
Zig Zag   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Green Arch   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Charlie, rounding the roof and arriving at the sec...

Open Book 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Open Book Area
This three pitch beauty ascends a very obvious dihedral.1) The first few moves off the deck are exciting and lead to an enjoyable first belay in a little nook.2) The second pitch contains the business. You layback a 4" crack for 60+ feet to gain a belay either inside a little cave or right after depending on what gear you have left.3) Pull the roof out of the alcove if that's where you set your belay, and continue up the dihedral in the left-side crack, much less steep and quite a bit easier tha...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: 8-17-06 Tim on the first pitch of "Open Book&...
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