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Middle Earth

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Afterthought TR 
Anduril S,TR 
Art Imitates Life S 
Art of the Pissant S 
Big Kahuna S 
Black Rider S,TR 
Caradhras T 
Cirith Ungol T 
Clairemont Calling TR 
Dimrill Stair T 
Dwarrowdelf T 
Easy Rider S,TR 
Fangorn Crack T,TR 
Fool's Gold S 
Gandalf T 
Glamdring S 
Grandpa's Dihedral TR 
Isengard S 
Karmic Relief S 
Khazaddum S 
Little Bruiser T 
Lord of the Rings S 
Marranon T,TR 
Merryanne TR 
Middle Finger TR 
Nameless Right of Shadowfax TR 
Nameless to the right of Fools Gold T,TR 
Orange Sunshine S 
Orc T 
Orthanc S 
Out on a Whim T 
Radagast T 
Risky Business T,S 
Rock Wrestling T 
Rocking the Dalai Lama S 
Room With A View (aka Helm's Deep) T 
Sam I Am T 
Shadowfax T 
Shelob's Lair T 
Slice and Dice T 
Smeagol's Surprise T 
Straight Out of Sitka TR 
Strider TR 
Strider Face TR 
When Good Books Go Bad TR 
Unsorted Routes:

Middle Earth Rock Climbing 


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Location: 32.8242, -117.051 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Marc Kajut, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Marc Kajut on Jan 25, 2006  with updates from Josh Cameron
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Description 

Middle Earth contains several short and enjoyable climbs such as Sam I Am, a.k.a Left of Dimrill Stairs, The Dimrill Stair, Shelob's Lair, Easy Rider, Shadowfax, Caradhras.

Getting There 

From the kiosk at the first climbers loop enterance, follow the trail up the hillside along several switchbacks until the trail turns to the climbers left (north) as you approach several prominent formations. These formations, which can been seen easily from the parking lot, are Middle Earth.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.5 miles from here

45 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',4],['5.8',9],['5.9',4],['5.10',17],['5.11',6],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Middle Earth

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle Earth:
Dimrill Stair   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
Dwarrowdelf   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 30'   
Sam I Am   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Shadowfax   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Orc   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 35'   
Caradhras   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Afterthought   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Fool's Gold   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 30'   
Karmic Relief   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Shelob's Lair   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   
Khazaddum   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 30'   
Middle Finger   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Lord of the Rings   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   
Orange Sunshine   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Big Kahuna   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Out on a Whim   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 40'   
Glamdring   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Anduril   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
Black Rider   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Rocking the Dalai Lama   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 30'   
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Featured Route For Middle Earth
Rock Climbing Photo: Chis making progress on Black Rider (5.11a)

Black Rider 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  CA : San Diego County : ... : Middle Earth
Difficult thin face climbing past one bolt eases to a sloping ledge. Continue past another bolt on easier face moves to reach the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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