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West Lies Mirkwood  


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Location: 43.8487, -103.5703 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Hirsch on Jun 9, 2013
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Description 

This formation is part of the Near Downs rib but a separate summit immediately to the NE. First ascent of this spire is unknown...??

Getting There 

To get to the N face hike into Middle Earth, passing by The Riddle, head down the rocky trail then bust left into a narrow, grassy gully. Walk up to peak of gully, Mirkwood will be on the left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.9 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Lies Mirkwood:
An Unexpected Journey   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
Knob Goblin   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Knob Goblin 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13  SD : Custer State Park : ... : West Lies Mirkwood
Stunning center line leaving you wanting more. Great incuts the whole way, yet thought provoking to reach each bolt. Bullet rock and a nice belay on top....[more]   Browse More Classics in SD

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