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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
Turn the Page T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Zig Zag T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Bob Gaines & Tommy Romero, August 1995
Page Views: 165 total · 2/month
Shared By: Andre Kovacs on Jul 17, 2011
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb halfway up the first pitch of Open Book to a obvious right facing arch 10a, which curves up and right. From here move up and right onto the face which share the belay for ZigZag and Mechanic's Route. At the start of the second pitch mantle an overhanging block on the left to a thin corner 10d, which leads to face climbing past 3 bolts up to the last belay of Open Book.

Location

Between Open Book and ZigZag

Protection

Lots of thin to four inch.

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mschlocker
San Diego, CA
 
mschlocker   San Diego, CA
 
Easier and not as long as The Souvenir which was put up by the same person at the same time. Well protected. I never found the RP placement, instead using small cams. Oct 29, 2011
Tradiban  
 
Got on the bolted section while doing Zig-Zag, ultra thin crimps. From the Mechanics Route belay there's an obvious horn on the left that leads to the bolts. Jan 15, 2013
Tradiban  
 
Hmmmm, seemed not very protectable at the start of the layback arch. I went up about 15ft then traversed across from Open Book skipping the wide part of the layback, seemed like a good call. Then did a wild stemming move to traverse up into Mechanics. Jul 4, 2015
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x15x15  
 
The layback arch is actually quite good. And the pro is just fine. Not stellar, but just fine. It is a cool pitch that makes you think, but once you put it together the moves flow... Oct 1, 2016

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