Description

The next "layer" of cliffs above the Tower wall. It is named after its early popular sector, The Good Book .

The rock tends to be a have more horizontal layers and horizontal holds than the lower tiers at Powerlinez.

From NorthWest to East (L to R) these are the sectors (as of 2016):

There are other possible cliffs in this tier which might have interesting climbing, mostly farther out NorthWest.

As of 2017, the Books Tier is the highest area at Powerlinez that is legally open for technical rock climbing.

Getting There

See directions for getting to The Good Book wall .

To reach sectors to the east (right) of Good Book, might be quicker to follow directions to Puzzle Palace , then scramble up around left end of that crag.
Or follow the directions to the Beard boulder, then scramble up the slope from that, then angle up left-ward.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Books Tier

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13
 5
Cam's Cool Chimney
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 4
Adrian's Crack with Bush
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
My Climb is Ishmael
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 6
Up the Slot
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 3
Ruby Ray Mystery
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Whalehunter
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Harpoon Me
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 47
The Contortionist
Sport, TR
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 40
The Nephalim
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Rachel
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 44
The Sins of the Son
Sport, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
The Sins of the Father
TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
The Death of the Magician
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 18
Rebecca
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cam's Cool Chimney 6. The Good Book
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Adrian's Crack with Bush 6. The Good Book
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
My Climb is Ishmael 6. The Good Book
 12
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Up the Slot 6. The Good Book
 6
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, TR
Ruby Ray Mystery 4. Adventure Stories
 3
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, TR
Whalehunter 6. The Good Book
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Harpoon Me 6. The Good Book
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
The Contortionist 6. The Good Book
 47
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
The Nephalim 6. The Good Book
 40
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Rachel 6. The Good Book
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
The Sins of the Son 6. The Good Book
 44
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
The Sins of the Father 6. The Good Book
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
The Death of the Magician 6. The Good Book
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
Rebecca 6. The Good Book
 18
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, TR
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