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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 33.75934, -116.68534 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['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- 15 HVS 4c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
Open Book   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 490'   
Zig Zag   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Green Arch   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Mikey Screams

Mikey Screams 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13  CA : Tahquitz & Suicide Rocks : ... : Open Book Area
It's a direct start to Mechanics Route with a better last pitch, imo. The direct start and the traverse were pushing R rated, probably. The direct start looked like it would go and I never liked the last pitch of Mechanics Route so I thought this might be a nice line. The first pitch goes pretty easy over the OH (5.8), but with no pro until around 15' up where I got a very small wired nut. What felt like one 5.10 move got me on easier climbing to the Mechanics Route crack. From above the fixed p...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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8-17-06 Tim on the first pitch of "Open Book&...
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