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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 
Doorknob People 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 

The Textbooks Rock Climbing 

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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

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Textbooks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Textbooks:
Schools Out   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Deep Sleep   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Heart Throb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Virgin Slayer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For The Textbooks
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun short route, doable in 30°F temps.

Virgin Slayer 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  OR : Smith Rock : ... : The Textbooks
Imposing roof, easiest route weasels awkwardly left to an exquisite hand/finger crack. Intimidating roof is worth the effort. ...[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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