This area offers brillant climbing and gets sun.
Follow the standard trail up to Tahquitz. Once you hit the rock traverse around the base until you reach the obvious right facing dihedral.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Open Book Area:
Mechanic's Route 5.8 R Trad, 3 pitches, 250 feet
Open Book 5.9 Trad, 3 pitches, 490 feet
Zig Zag 5.10b Trad, 3 pitches, 300 feet
Green Arch 5.11c Trad, 3 pitches, 300 feet, Grade II
Featured Route For Open Book Area
Mechanic's Route 5.8 R 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