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(2) Middle Earth

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(2) Middle Earth Rock Climbing 


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Location: 45.5672, -122.2077 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Toby Butterfield on Sep 12, 2010
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Description 

Middle-earth is the first area you'll come across if you're taking the usual approach into Ozone--and, conveniently, it's home to a variety of excellent warmup routes! There are a few cracks which I can't comment on since I haven't climbed them, and four sport routes rated 5.9, 5.10a, 5.10c and 5.11a.

Getting There 

Middle-earth is the first collection of long, bolted climbs you'll see as you descend into Ozone from the standard (western) approach trail. The trail will split, with the left fork leading up to a bulge of rock and the right fork leading down to the rest of the crag. The climbs off the left fork comprise Middle-earth.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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 (2) Middle Earth

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (2) Middle Earth:
Helm's Deep   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 85'   
Grab n' Go   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
House of Pain   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For (2) Middle Earth
Rock Climbing Photo: FFA of Why Must I Cry by MarkD.

Why Must I Cry 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  WA : Southwest Cascades : ... : (2) Middle Earth
Really solid feet and wide ledges make for a route that's not terribly physically demanding, but what it lacks in pump-factor it makes up for with some interesting technical moves above bulges.The first crux comes just above the third bolt as you move through a notch in a bulge. There are decent holds here if you fish for them.The second crux is just below the anchors, where you're faced with an entirely blank looking bulge. You can go left here into the crack or for a more unique experience go ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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