Five Open Books Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Five Open Books area. A completely dry Lower Yosem...
This very popular area offers several good routes. It can be quite crowded, so watch out for rockfall.
Take the Lower Yosemite Falls Trail to just before the bridge. Follow a climber's trail to the left.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Five Open Books Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Five Open Books Area:
Featured Route For Five Open Books Area
The Surprise 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA
: Yosemite National Park
: ... : Five Open Books
While not quite as classic as neighboring climbs like Munginella and Commitment, The Surprise provides 2 excellent pitches of climbing. Supertopo lists the route as 5 pitches, but it is very easy and recommended to link pitches 1 and 2 into a single 150' pitch. Start at an ant-infested tree and climb dirty corner past a small pine tree. Continue up to an oak tree (long sling helps reduce rope drag), and start traversing right along broken ledge system, passing one ancient 1/4" bolt abou...[more] Browse More Classics in CA