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Located in the leftmost dihedral of the five open books area, this route begins with a 4th class scramble up to a bush. Then it's two or three pitches of varied climbing with corners, cracks, friction slab, and a bulge. Be careful of loose rock at the top, and consider belaying from the trees to the right instead of the left. Walk off left to descend with an optional single rope rappel.


Route History:

  • First Free Ascent: Tom Fender & Vic Tishous, 1966


Located in Five Open Books approx:
Long/Lat: -119.597900,37.749038

Route Grade Citations

5.6 Community registered grade
** Hard Landin' Brandon
5.6 ** Rock Climbing Yosemite's Select
5.6 ** Yosemite Ultra Classics
5.6 ** Rock Climbing Yosemite Free Climbs

Route quality

Route quality

Overall quality score: 69%

Lead Styles

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Comments keywords

difficult great fun classic nice awesome scary exposed easy arete slabby

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