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Caverns, The T 
Commitment T 
Fire Fly S 
Hanging Teeth T 
Jughead T 
Munginella T 
Selaginella T 
Surprise, The T 
Try Again Ledge T 
Werner's Ant Trees T 
Work Around the Skirt S 

Five Open Books  


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Location: 37.74875, -119.59776 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 28, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: Five Open Books area. A completely dry Lower Yosem...

Description 

This very popular area offers several good routes.
Can be quite crowded.
Watch out for rockfall.

Getting There 

Take the Lower Yosemite Falls trail to just before the bridge. Follow a trail to the left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.8 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',6],['5.9',1],['5.10',3],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Five Open Books:
Munginella   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad   
The Caverns   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Selaginella   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 560'   
Try Again Ledge   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Commitment   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad   
The Surprise   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
Werner's Ant Trees   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Five Open Books
Cathy Dececco follows P2 of Commitment.

Commitment 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : Yosemite National Park : ... : Five Open Books
This climb is in the next book right of "Munginella".Either climb a curving corner or a crack to the right to a belay.Climb unprotected face to the corner and continue to a tree.Continue up to a roof, traverse under it to it's end and follow the corner to the top.Descend to the left. be careful not to knock rocks off, onto climbers below....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Five Open Books (photo stolen from Mike Morley - Thanks Mike!). Topo shows the classic The Caverns (5.8) to Selaginella (5.8). Eight pitches of 5.8 featuring liebacks, face climbing, off-width, finger cracks, & hand cracks. Pretty much everything you got!
BETA PHOTO: Five Open Books (photo stolen from Mike Morley - T...

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