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.


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


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
5.6 **82
4Commitment5.9 **61
5Work Around the Skirt
5.10c * 
6The Suprise5.8 5
7Werners Ant Trees
8The Caverns5.8 *15
9Try Again Ledge5.8 *3
10The Hanging Teeth5.8 2
11Selaginella5.8 16
12Observation Point5.9  
13Indica Point5.10b  
15West Side Story
16Winter of our Discontent
17Left Wing
18Sweet Pea5.10c * 
19Start Me Up
5.4 1
20Drinnk and Drive
5.11a * 
21Quaker Flake5.10b  
22Beat Around the Bush
23Book End
24Deaf Dumb and Blind5.10a * 
25The Surprise Direct Start5.10c *7
26Cheap Friction
27Boogie With Stu
28Running Hummock
29Bacchigaloupe Wall5.9  
31Marvin Gardens5.10a  
32Gorge Traversenone  

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