The Guardian isn't exactly on Ered Lithui, but rather an unnamed formation just to the south. Hike up to the hill at the start of Middle Earth. Instead of taking the trail up to the Hrum Hroom area, descend back towards the Outlets slightly until it is possible to contour the rocks heading west. The Guardian is the obvious dihedral that is to the right when contouring the downhill side.
Climb the right-facing dihedral through a very thin crack. Some pitons protect the climb, plus small gear. Fixed anchors at the top for a one rope rappel.
small gear, fixed pitons
|By Anonymous Coward|
Jun 26, 2005
Be very careful on this route due to the reliance of pitons for protection. Yet another good 5.9- for 5.11 climbers.