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The Hedge

5.10c, Trad, 60 ft,  Avg: 2.4 from 5 votes
FA: Gib Lewis & Charles Cole, 1983
California > Tahquitz & Suic… > Tahquitz Rock > (h) Open Book Area


Listed as 5.10d for in the book, this felt no harder than 10a. Make some easy moves and clip a bolt under a small roof corner, get on the jugs in a layback crack a bit left, then back right on a flake. Before the flake peters out make a traverse up and left to a nice alcove and a two bolt belay.


Start just right of a tree, down from Open Book 20ft, first bolt is shared with Bookworm 12c, The Hedge, goes left on the layback jugs after the bolt.


One bolt on and a few finger pieces and a BD #1 for the flake section.

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San Diego, CA
[Hide Comment] Don't let the guidebook deter you...the first pitch is no harder than 10a. If you're waiting in line for Open Book or El Camino, hit this up. Fun and worth your time. Sep 9, 2017
Bob Gaines
[Hide Comment] I'll go with the rating from the first ascent team, 5.10d. Gib was one of the best free climbers in America at the time, and Charles Cole (inventor of stealth rubber and founder of the 5.10 company) was no slouch either. It'll feel easier on a toprope. Sep 17, 2017
[Hide Comment] We didn't top rope it Bob. No way it's 10d, musta been a rough day for those guys...or it could just be reachy, but who gives a fuck anyway, it's like 30ft of climbing. Sep 17, 2017