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Blood Feud T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Bombay Chimney T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Climb of the Ancient Mariner T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Corinthian Column T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Great Dihedral, The T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Grovelly Chimney T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Handbook T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hot Licks T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Knight's Gambit T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Knight's Gambit Variation T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Labor of Lust T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b X
Orange Julius T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Pineapple Juice T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sicilian Defense T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sorcerer T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sorcerer -- Mariner Traverse T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Sorcerer's Apprentice T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Southern Cross T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Strawberry Short Cake T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Summer Festival T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Sun King T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Tarantula T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Treebeard T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Truth T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Unknown Chasm T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Wide Gauge T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1
Winds of Fortune T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Type: Trad, 550 ft, 5 pitches
FA: Chip Salaun & Carl Harrison
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Shared By: Erik Corkran on Jun 20, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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The route described here is a variation of the route described by Rossiter, noted where this route breaks off from the main. At least four chimney systems run up the Bookend left of the Foxhead. This route starts between the 3rd and 4th (from left).

P1. Start left of the Sicilian Defense chimney in either of two flared cracks (we took the left, and I believe the guidebook route avoids these by working in from the right). Climb to the base of another flared crack (again there are two, and we took the right this time, which seemed more protectable). Continue up the flared handcrack (bring stoppers especially for the top), go left at its end to the base of a large chimney (good belay, hand/fist cams useful here). 5.9, 120ft.

P2. Climb the chimney/crack, fun and generally easier than it looks. Belay at a large ledge (end of chimney, big pieces useful for comfortable belay).

P3. Move the belay 20 or 30 feet to a stance in the Pinch chimney (belaying here on P2 probably difficult due to rope drag). Here we took a variation and climbed the Pinch chimney, mostly because it looked like fun (the crack on the right wall, standard pitch looked less appealing, but maybe it is nice). 5.8, 140ft or so to a good ledge. Again save a few hand and larger pieces for the belay.

P4. Go up a little and right along a big ledge to a hand crack that stops about 5 feet off the ledge. Climb the crack, which quickly becomes very low angle, and continue to the top of the formation. The crack mentioned here puts you back onto the regular route.

P5. Walk across to the main wall (hard to describe but obvious when you are there) and jump or climb to the final section of the Bookend. About 150 feet of low fifth class rock gets you to the top.


Cams and stoppers, size to a #4 Camalot. An extra fist or larger piece or two is useful for belays also.


Luke Clarke
Luke Clarke   Golden
It's been 4 years. Time for another comment. Did this route last weekend. It's worth two stars. Excellent jams make the first pitch a lot of fun -- despite some shrubbery in the crack. Crux for me was end of second pitch. Took my partner and I a while to find the start. It's just left of Sicilian Defense, the first wide crack reaching all the way to the ground as you walk west from the corner. In fact, you can start for 15 feet in SD and move left into Corinthian (or, for a more direct start, start on the left, mantle on to a shelf with a bush and move right). Oct 2, 2009
Eric J
Western slope, CO
Eric J   Western slope, CO
A good early-season keelhaul. I wondered why no one had added any comments to this route in nearly four years. Now I understand. I recommend a standard rack plus extras in the #0.75 to 4 Camalot range and a few of the midsize Tri-Cams for the belays. Other optional but recommended gear includes knee and elbow pads, tape gloves or Hand Jammies, pruning shears, garden trowel, barnacle scraper, and a stiff wire brush. Safety glasses, ibuprofen, and some Band-Aids would be useful as well. I gave this route one star--its length and excellent views should count for something. Of course, most routes at Lumpy have great views. May 18, 2005