Elevation: 595 ft
GPS: 32.8242, -117.051
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Shared By: Marc Kajut on Jan 25, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, 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.

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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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 203
Easy Rider
Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 70
Gandalf
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 149
Shadowfax
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 90
Dimrill Stair
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 144
Sam I Am
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 55
Dwarrowdelf
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Caradhras
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 148
Karmic Relief
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 64
Fool's Gold
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 47
Afterthought
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 102
Khazad-dûm
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 48
Lord of the Rings
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 155
Orange Sunshine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 78
Glamdring
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 47
Andúril
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Rider
 203
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Gandalf
 70
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Shadowfax
 149
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Dimrill Stair
 90
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sam I Am
 144
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dwarrowdelf
 55
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Caradhras
 50
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Karmic Relief
 148
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fool's Gold
 64
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Afterthought
 47
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Khazad-dûm
 102
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lord of the Rings
 48
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Orange Sunshine
 155
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Glamdring
 78
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Andúril
 47
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
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