Trip Report
book of job (photo essay)
Tuesday May 21, 2013 3:40pm
this is an excellent 5.10- on higher cathedral, that is in the shade for most of the day. if you like steep with a bit of wide climbing you'll love this one. 6 pitches, we ran the first two, and the forth and fifth together. on the last pitch traversed over left to the "blinded by the light" and did 4 double rope raps to base of brail book(might be able to do these with 70m??? or 80)
edit: we rapped blinded by the light, and alexey said he was able to do the raps with an 80m
nice to have doubles plus 2-#3 1-#3 1/2 1-#4 camalot
thanks to my buddy steve for talking me into doing a quality route other than new dimensions
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Joshua Tree
  May 21, 2013 - 03:56pm PT
Awesome! Thanks for the stoke. Been looking at that thing for years and meaning to do it. Somehow it always gets put off for somthing else. Gotta remedy that soon.

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Almost to Hollywood, Baby!
  May 21, 2013 - 04:35pm PT

+1 to Elcapinyoazz's comments.
mike m

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black hills
  May 21, 2013 - 04:43pm PT
Hey are you guys climbing on double ropes? Must be European or something. BTW looks like a great rout with a lot of interesting wavy/buldgy features.

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Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
  May 21, 2013 - 04:58pm PT
Great pictures Dan,there is some wide there aye.2 ropes?
David Wilson

  May 21, 2013 - 05:03pm PT
Nice Dan and Steve ! Thanks for posting. Been wanting to do that one.

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Seattle, WA
  May 21, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
What a nice looking climb, and it sounds like you had fun. I loved the photos of your partner (or you?) working through the stem/widish section. There just aren't enough photos of people chicken winging on Supertopo! Way to find a little adventure and I assume solitude in the Valley.

Some Random Guy

  May 21, 2013 - 08:29pm PT
hey was that you i ran into at the top this past saturday? i asked you about the rappel as you were about to go down. nice work. i'm eying that route.

There just aren't enough photos of people chicken winging on Supertopo!
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mouse from merced

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The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
  May 21, 2013 - 08:41pm PT
"Shall a multitude of words go unanswered..."--the Book of GOOD JOB

Trad climber
  May 21, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
Nice post ! Mr Way talked me into doing that thing 20 years ago and I remember being very hard to convince. Turned out to be a fantistic climb. Steep, airy and funky polished rounded rock in a very cool corner. Very cool spot in the Valley.
On-Site Flasher 69

Sport climber
  May 21, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
I did the first two pitches of this last spring with my buddy rich after mistaking it for braille book. I have been wanting to go back ever since to finish it up. We bailed off two nuts after realizing we were off route. I remember a huge pile of excrement at the start of the third pitch. kinda bizarre. Awesome photos guys! Thanks for stoking up the sike.

  May 21, 2013 - 09:29pm PT
Wow ! The rock looks a may zing up there. Good stuff, thanks!

Oakland, CA
  May 21, 2013 - 10:45pm PT
Can't help but yearn for that line while looking over from the first few of the NEB. It just looks so killer, and these pics nail that home.

How's the pro? Bomber! ha ha ha.

The Warbler

the edge of America
  May 21, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
I was on the NEB for my first time when Donini and Rieder were doing the FFA of The Book of Job in 1972. It looks steep from there, and kind of intimidating. Not surprised it's good - everything else up there is.
Ed Hartouni

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Livermore, CA
  May 22, 2013 - 02:42am PT
looks like you had fun!
great trip report, thanks
Roger Breedlove

Cleveland Heights, Ohio
  May 22, 2013 - 07:58am PT
Nice pictures and great memories for me. Mark Chapman and I did an early ascent of “Book of Job” after Jim and Rik freed it. I remember leading what was probably the crux pitch and just cruising along when I realized that the climbing was getting harder and the protection not automatic. While I cannot remember the climbing per se, I have a very distinct memory of having to shift gears and pay more attention. Nice route. The rock on that upper buttress of HCR is very interesting, from “Book of Job” to “Braille Book” to “Blind Man's Bluff” on the outer face.

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  May 22, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
Kick A$$ trip report--I noticed the #5 cam wasn't looking sweet though you guys were no doubt SOLID!!

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El Dorado Hills, CA
  May 22, 2013 - 05:17pm PT
I dig it!

San Jose, CA
  May 23, 2013 - 12:00am PT
Nice report Dan, thanks.
Any "Braille-Bookers" in front of you in the line for Book of Job?
Credit: Alexey
Ezra Ellis

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North wet, and Da souf
  May 23, 2013 - 06:15am PT
Very nice,
Looks like your wide fetish led to some serious punishment...:)

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
  May 23, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
Very cool, thanks for sharing

East Bay, CA
  May 23, 2013 - 06:16pm PT
Nice Dan, looks great! Tfpu!

4 Corners Area
  May 23, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
A very cool looking Valley obscurity . . .
Ryan Tetz

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Bishop, CA
  May 30, 2013 - 01:00am PT
Want to do this now!

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Wilds of New Mexico
  May 30, 2013 - 01:37am PT
Cool. Why is the rock formed like it is on this route (which I haven't done) and Braille Book? It's different than most other spots in the valley. Though by the time you walk way up there you are barely in the valley any more!

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Nothing creative to say
  May 30, 2013 - 01:52am PT
cool colors

thx for taking us along

right here, right now
  May 30, 2013 - 10:53am PT
Always wondered what went on up in that feature: thanks for the looksee Dan!
IIRC Yabo on sight soloed the rig.

'Nice to see you out climbing: keep 'em coming.
scuffy b

heading slowly NNW
  May 30, 2013 - 12:10pm PT
Good Show, thanks for posting this.

  Nov 11, 2013 - 07:39pm PT

(As a reminder = BBST = donini for Bump for a Better SuperTopo)

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
  Nov 22, 2013 - 08:07am PT
BUMP for Mc.Happy Holidays Dan,et al.

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
  Nov 22, 2013 - 10:58am PT
Beautiful photos......brings back memories! Actually i've compltetely forgotten the climb except for the fact that the crux was baggy and steep.

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  Nov 22, 2013 - 12:26pm PT
F*#kin' Aaaayyyy!!!

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
  Nov 22, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
that looks very cool - I even think I could climb some of those cracks!

Maybe not the chimney though.


Sport climber
  Nov 22, 2013 - 02:55pm PT
Great essay. TFPU!
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