This area offers brillant climbing and gets sun.
Follow the standard trail up to Tahquitz. Once you hit the rock traverse around the base until you reach the obvious right facing dihedral.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Open Book Area:
Mechanic's Route 5.8 R Trad, 3 pitches, 250 feet
Open Book 5.9 Trad, 3 pitches, 490 feet
Zig Zag 5.10b Trad, 3 pitches, 300 feet
Green Arch 5.11c Trad, 3 pitches, 300 feet, Grade II
Featured Route For Open Book Area
Green Arch 5.11c CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Open Book Area
The Green Arch is one of Tahquiz's greatest climbs. It follows a striking corner to the right of the Open Book (5.9). An amazing climb you donít want to miss. And yes, it's sandbagged.Pitch one: Start about 100 feet below were the arch begins and climb past a few pitons and one bolt to a small ledge where the arch begins (5.10+).Pitch two: The crux. Stem your way up the smooth corner for about 100 feet. Except for the occasional pin scar there is no crack in the corner to help you out. Use t...[more] Browse More Classics in CA