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RockMountainGirlDream come True
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2014

RockMountainGirl

This as always been on my buck list. Thank you Sawtoothsean for getting me to the top. I loved every minute of it.
Posted Oct 20, 2014 9:32 pm

Trevor.Open Book
Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2014

Trevor.

Abe and I climbed the Open Book and it was most excellent! I felt the route was very well protected, even the 5.5 30-35ft "runout" on the second to last pitch can be protected with a bomber thread about halfway thru the "runout". We didn't wind up climbing the summit block since we weren't sure which way to go and we couldn't find the pin. Now we know where it's at, and now we've got a reason to go back and get the last 15ft.
Posted Jul 19, 2014 8:04 pm

SawtoothSeanParty of 3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2014

SawtoothSean

Great day! Led all 7 pitches. Crux moves for me were on Pitch 2 (layback crack/offwidth) and Twin cracks when you are full feet and hands in only right crack. Summit moves 5.7, nothing more although they felt easier. I do not remember the crystal finger pockets used to gain the summit when I did this awhile back.
Posted Jul 15, 2014 2:11 am

larch32Excellent.  Sucess!
I thought it was stiff for the (5.8) grade, but awesome climbing on a good feature nonetheless.
Posted Oct 21, 2012 5:23 pm

jamesmc2Finger of Fun
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

jamesmc2

I thought this was a fun route. I thought the runnouts were over hyped and very easy. Great jamming on pitches 1,2 & 5. We linked pitches 3 & 4 which saves you time (just be sure to leave a directional or two for you follower).
Posted Jul 25, 2010 11:21 pm

rickyrockratThat top sucks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 12, 2004
The book climb is an easy climb. The hardest part was pure psycological... taking that first step out of the book onto the sheer face 2nd pitch from the top.

The top where you go under the rock sucks. I'd not do that again if I had a choice!
Posted Aug 6, 2009 3:24 pm

MattGreeneWhew!
I seconded the open-book route as my pal Tony led. Tony's a powerful old rugby player, and can jug-haul all day, but the cracks of the Open-Book route tested his limits. He had just left me behind at one belay station when I heard "Falling!" He'd left so recently that I'd doubted he placed any gear, so I expected him to come whizzing past me at 90 miles an hour, testing the numerous anchors he'd set for me. Luckily he didn't, and later I was reminded of why I climb with him. When he fell, he knew he was at a crux, and had perfectly placed several pieces of pro before attempting the move. Without the stress of leading, I found the climbing easy, and we were soon at the top, or almost the top I should say. I couldn't bring myself to boulder the last summit block, and lightning was hitting surrounding peaks, so we didn't have time to mess around. We descended the rope-eater gully as fast as possible, hiked out as fast as possible, drove out as fast as possible, and still caught Hell at camp for not being back before dark.
Posted Dec 1, 2007 7:10 pm

reboylesOpen Book/Feel Free  Sucess!

reboyles

Over the years I've done the Open Book with a couple of different finishes, the 3 variations on Feel Free and Aerie.
Posted Jul 30, 2007 2:12 pm

splattskiOpen Book/ Feel Free linkup- 1974?

splattski

I'm not sure of the year, but we did both the Book and Feel Free in a day. From the top of the Book, we climbed a variation off to climber's left of the big chimney. From the top of Feel Free, we climbed the twin cracks, known to us as "Aerie."
Posted Feb 14, 2006 12:40 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Open Book 5.8+ Date Climbed: July 29, 2000  Sucess!

SawtoothSean

Great day with Kenn and Alan. The thrilling summit pitch and twin tracks pitch are truely unique. You must crawl under the house-sized summit block at one point.
Posted Jan 4, 2006 9:57 pm

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