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Routes in (h) Open Book Area
|Bibliography T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Bookend, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Bookmark T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Bookworm, The T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
|Flashback T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Glossary, The T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Green Arch T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Hedge, The T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Hedgehog S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Mechanic's Route T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Mikey Screams T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13|
|Open Book T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Torque Wrench T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Zig Zag T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 490 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||John Mendenhall and Harry Sutherland, September 1947 FFA: Royal Robbins and Don Wilson, 1952|
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|Shared By:||Luke Stefurak on Feb 3, 2006|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThis three pitch beauty ascends a very obvious dihedral.
1) The first few moves off the deck are exciting and lead to an enjoyable first belay in a little nook.
2) The second pitch contains the business. You layback a 4" crack for 60+ feet to gain a belay either inside a little cave or right after depending on what gear you have left.
3) Pull the roof out of the alcove if that's where you set your belay, and continue up the dihedral in the left-side crack, much less steep and quite a bit easier than pitches 1 and 2. Eventually cross the slab and continue up to climb the deceptively easy roof on the right side. Top out and hike to the top of Tahquitz on easy 3rd class. Then you can hike out.