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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, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Mark Powell & Beverly Powell, 1964, FFA: Rick Accomazzo, John Long & Tobin Sorenson, 1975|
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|Shared By:||Brad G on May 12, 2008|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionThe Green Arch is one of Tahquiz's greatest climbs. It follows a striking corner to the right of the Open Book (5.9). An amazing climb you dont want to miss. And yes, it's sandbagged.
Pitch one: Start about 100 feet below were the arch begins and climb past a few pitons and one bolt to a small ledge where the arch begins (5.10+).
Pitch two: The crux. Stem your way up the smooth corner for about 100 feet. Except for the occasional pin scar there is no crack in the corner to help you out. Use the many fixed pitons for pro. Look for the rest on the outside of the corner about sixty feet up the pitch. The crux is when the corner starts arching right. Follow three bolts up to the belay after the corner ends (5.11c).
Pitch three: Climb the easy gully to the right all the way to the top.