Climbs 32
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 1300m a.s.l
Faces SE

Crag features

Five Open Books consists of five large, right-facing corners, or "books," just west of the Lower Falls Amphitheater.  This is a great introduction to multi-pitch climbing, with lower-angled, featured cracks all in the 5.6-5.10 range.  Sunny and with a short approach, this is a popular spot.  Combine one of these routes with Selaginella (5.8) or one of the other routes on the Second Tier for a longer adventure.

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Best time to climb:  April - June (sometimes wet) & September - November

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Approach notes

10-15 minutes via climber's trails

Use parking lot outside of Yosemite Lodge area and follow the Lower Fall trail until a carabiner post on the left leads up to the crag. 

Descent: Walk west on a climber's trail for a few hundred meters until an open slab area.  Continue west and down across the slabs on 3rd/4th class.  Below the slab follow the trail east and down along the base back to the start of the routes.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Jughead 5.8  
2 Antique 5.7  
3 Munginella
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5.6 ** 88
4 Commitment 5.9 ** 63
5 Work Around the Skirt
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5.10c *  
6 The Suprise 5.8 5
7 Werners Ant Trees
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5.10c 1
8 The Caverns 5.8 * 15
9 Try Again Ledge 5.8 * 2
10 The Hanging Teeth 5.8 3
11 Selaginella 5.8 17
12 Observation Point 5.9  
13 Indica Point 5.10b  
14 Mischief A2  
15 West Side Story
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5.10b  
16 Winter of our Discontent
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5.10c  
17 Left Wing
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5.10b  
18 Sweet Pea 5.10c *  
19 Start Me Up
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5.4 1
20 Drinnk and Drive
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5.11a *  
21 Quaker Flake 5.10b  
22 Beat Around the Bush
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5.10c  
23 Book End
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5.9  
24 Deaf Dumb and Blind 5.10a *  
25 The Surprise Direct Start 5.10c * 7
26 Cheap Friction
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5.10a  
27 Boogie With Stu
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5.10d  
28 Running Hummock
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5.10a  
29 Bacchigaloupe Wall 5.9  
30 Handshake 5.9  
31 Marvin Gardens 5.10a  
32 Gorge Traverse none  

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