Elevation: 595 ft
GPS: 32.824, -117.051 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Marc Kajut on Jan 25, 2006 with improvements by Josh C and 3 others
Admins: M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

Middle Earth contains several short and enjoyable climbs such as Sam I Am, aka 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.

48 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Middle Earth

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 102
Shadowfax
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 66
Dimrill Stair
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 94
Sam I Am
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
Dwarrowdelf
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Caradhras
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 103
Karmic Relief
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Fool's Gold
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Afterthought
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 73
Khazaddum
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 34
Lord of the Rings
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 99
Orange Sunshine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 54
Glamdring
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 28
Anduril
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 21
Black Rider
Sport, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 12
Rocking the Dalai Lama
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shadowfax
 102
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Dimrill Stair
 66
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sam I Am
 94
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Dwarrowdelf
 44
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Caradhras
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Karmic Relief
 103
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fool's Gold
 40
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Afterthought
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Khazaddum
 73
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lord of the Rings
 34
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Orange Sunshine
 99
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Glamdring
 54
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Anduril
 28
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Black Rider
 21
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Rocking the Dalai Lama
 12
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
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