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Avant Garde T,TR 
Bad Manners T 
Big Man on Campus T,TR 
Block Party TR 
Chalkboard S,TR 
Dancing Hearts T 
Deep Sleep T 
Graduation Day T,TR 
Heart Throb T 
Labyrinth T,TR 
Minotaur T,TR 
Prom Night T 
Rage T 
Schools Out T 
Splash T,TR 
Theseus T,TR 
Virgin Slayer T 

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Basalt. A pleasant place to develop crack climbing skills - most routes protect easy, but are short. Can be toproped. Good place to learn to place pro.

Getting There 

Right of Reproductive Wall.

Climbing Season

For the (yy) Basalt Rimrock area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Textbooks:
Schools Out   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Heart Throb   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Deep Sleep   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Virgin Slayer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Luis starts up the short corner on Heart Throb at ...

Heart Throb 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  OR : Smith Rock : ... : The Textbooks
Start up a nice crack in a left facing corner below a large roof. The second edition Watts guide describes this as a pleasant crack that most people climb to the bolt and lower from. The original route continues by traversing left then up through steep blocky terrain. Beyond the initial traverse, the climbing is 5.8-5.9 up to the blocks, then probably 5.10 or more to finish. There is no 5.7 terrain above the traverse....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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By ferrells
Jun 30, 2010
Just a suggestion if you're headed this way: bring something you can drape over the often sharp basalt edge for your TR set-ups. I just hang my pack over the edge, and run the rope over it, but some people might prefer a square of carpet.
By Chris D
From: the couch
Sep 9, 2013
This place is shady until late in the morning, some routes stay shady past noon.

There's some good fixed gear here and old school stuff that I don't know if I'd trust (read homemade angle-iron bolt hangers). There's also some single bolt anchors that look to be intended for TRing and rapping from. Less than ideal.
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