Munginella, Five Open Books 5.6

   
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Yosemite Valley, California USA

  • Currently 3.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 1.5-2 hours
Approach time: 20 minutes
Descent time: 20-30 minutes
Number of pitches: 3
Height of route: 350'
Overview
The route name, Munginella, no longer accurately describes this climb. Every pitch features clean cracks and quality climbing. Although this is a first lead for many climbers, the difficulty of this route should not be underestimated.
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FA: Tom Fender and Vic Tishous, 1966.

Five Open Books History
Climbers have always appreciated short approaches, so it’s not surprising that the area around Lower Yosemite Fall attracted attention in the 1960s. Only minutes from Camp 4 lay a wealth of possible routes on the various tiers of cliffs. One trouble: these cliffs were not exactly composed of pristine granite. Trees, bushes, munge, loose dark rock—you name it, these cliffs had it. In a valley renowned for its sparkling white granite, this place was an aberration. But let’s not forget that approach! - Steve Roper

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  • Yosemite Climbs: Free Climbs, by Don Reid
Source: SuperTopo Guidebook Staff Last update: June 25, 2014
Five Open Books - Munginella 5.6 - Yosemite Valley, California USA. Click to Enlarge
Munginella is the left most of the Five Open Books.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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