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Antique T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Caverns, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Commitment T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Fire Fly S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hanging Teeth T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Jughead T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Munginella T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Surprise, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Try Again Ledge T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Werner's Ant Trees T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Work Around the Skirt S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Elevation: 4,252 ft
GPS: 37.749, -119.598 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chad Lawver on Nov 25, 2016
Admins: M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Access Issue: Yosemite National Park climbing closures and conditions Details

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Five Open Books.

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The first tier of the Five Open Books area.

11 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at First 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
 493
Munginella
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 126
The Caverns
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Fire Fly
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Hanging Teeth
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 511
Commitment
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 129
The Surprise
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 53
Werner's Ant Trees
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Munginella
 493
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
The Caverns
 126
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Fire Fly
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hanging Teeth
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 4 pitches
Commitment
 511
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Surprise
 129
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
Werner's Ant Trees
 53
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
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Does anyone know the name and rating of the route indicated with arrows in the picture? Climbed it last week - very enjoyable. Has 1 questionable bolt below the first "roof" and a sling on the corner of the second "roof". Required some large cams; clean rock. Aug 16, 2016
Bruno Beltran
Stanford, CA
Bruno Beltran   Stanford, CA
In wetter years (such as this year), the waterfall on the walk-off can make a rappel seem necessary. There are bolts conveniently situated at the point where the going usually becomes too wet.

Alternatively, you can save time or pass a gumby party rappeling via a well established animal trail that can be found by maintaining the approximate elevation of the bolts for another 150' or so in the direction of the trail, then switchbacking down the grass and traversing drier rock. Jun 9, 2017

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