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Open Book Area 


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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 33.75934, -116.68534 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Luke Stefurak on Feb 3, 2006
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Description 

This area offers brillant climbing and gets sun.


Getting There 

Follow the standard trail up to Tahquitz. Once you hit the rock traverse around the base until you reach the obvious right facing dihedral.


5 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['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 Open Book Area:
Mechanic's Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Open Book   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 490'   
Zig Zag   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Green Arch   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For Open Book Area
Second pitch, the crux runout section.  With positive pocket holds like that, not too scary.

Mechanic's Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Open Book Area
This shares the first bit of the Open Book and then traverses right to easier ground. The traverse move to gain the right crack is a bit interesting. Then after setting an anchor, the 2nd pitch asends a line of bulges and chickenheads without much gear. The third pitch traverses and ends in a 4th class grove with a fun topout on HUGE holds!...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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8-17-06 <br />Tim on the first pitch of "Open Book",Tahquitz.
8-17-06
Tim on the first pitch of "Open Book",Tahq...
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