Type: Trad, TR, 80 ft (24 m)
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ross Purnell on Jun 15, 2009
Admins: Justin Johnsen, SCPC, SWPACC, EPAC

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The Real Library Climbs Both Open Books

Look for the large dihedral at the base of the cliff. The Library climbs the first dihedral then moves left into the upper "open book" just below the left side of Riverview Ledge. This second dihedral is one of the best features at Chickies Rock with slabby feet on the left, and spaced-out feet on the arete to the right. It is stemming magic with a continuous vertical crack at the back of the dihedral that takes solid gear, and a final horizontal crack to protect the crux roof moves at the top. Because of the traversing nature of this climb, most top-rope climbers miss the stem moves of the final dihedral, and instead finish with the large broken crack system called Snowflake.


No fixed gear. Easy to set up top rope on Riverview Ledge. The Library is also a good beginner lead. Use small nuts in the corner.