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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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Description 

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



Weather station 6.9 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',5],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Textbooks:
Heart Throb   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Schools Out   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Virgin Slayer   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Dancing Hearts 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  OR : Smith Rock : ... : The Textbooks
This route starts the same as Heart Throb until you reach the roof. At this point, clip the optional bolt and move into the crux shuffle right under the roof. The feet were probably once great but now the have rubbed those edges into a slick polished surface that makes the feet a little questionable. Move around the corner and try to avoid getting your rope eatan by the roof corner. Move left across the face to the left crack and top out. One bolt up top. Building an anchor is a little difficult...[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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