Five Open Books Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Five Open Books (photo stolen from Mike Morley - T...
This very popular area offers several good routes.
Can be quite crowded.
Watch out for rockfall.
Take the Lower Yosemite Falls trail to just before the bridge. Follow a 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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Five Open Books:
Munginella 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Selaginella 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 560'
The Caverns 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Featured Route For Five Open Books
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
BETA PHOTO: Five Open Books area. A completely dry Lower Yosem...
By Chris Aufdemberg
Aug 16, 2016
Does anyone know the name and rating of the route indicated with arrows in the picture? Climbed it last week - very enjoyable. Has 1 questionable bolt below the first "roof" and a sling on the corner of the second "roof". Required some large cams; clean rock.