BETA PHOTO: The great South Face ©
This area is around the right side of Tahquitz which includes the Open Book area. This area offers some short climbs and is warm on cool day but heats up during the summer. It starts with the Open book Dihedral and keeps moving right and up. This area offers a variety of climbing, from good moderates to stout to even aid climbing.
The usual descent is the Friction Route, but there is also a rappel route starting on the 2 bolt anchor atop the Open book to a 2 bolt anchor for Green Arch and then down to the ground (you will need 2 ropes for this rappel).
From Lunch Rock head up and right to the base. Then follow the base around and right until you see the Open Book Dihedral. This is the start of the area.
Weather station 1.8 miles from here
21 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
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Left Ski Track 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b CA
: Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks
: ... : South Face - Left Side
Left Ski Track is location 200 right and around for Open Book. 2 paralle right curving cracks in the middle of the South Face. It has a series of variation from 5.6 to 5.9.P1 - From the tree there is a sloping platform, walk out on to it next to the large block. I fyou keep going that will take you to the Chauvinist. Move up and over (can be hard to protect)then move left to a crack leading to the face between the "ski tracks". Move up and stay to the left on great jugs to a 2 bolt belay.P2...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: overview of Open Book area