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Elevation: 595 ft 181 m
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 Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

53 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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 220
Easy Rider
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 167
Shadowfax
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 100
Dimrill Stair
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 159
Sam I Am
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 54
Caradhras
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 160
Karmic Relief
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 69
Fool's Gold
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 57
Afterthought
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 112
Khazad-dûm
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 50
Lord of the Rings
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 166
Orange Sunshine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 90
Glamdring
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 51
Andúril
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 34
Black Rider
Sport, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 20
Rocking the Dalai Lama
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Rider
 220
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Shadowfax
 167
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Dimrill Stair
 100
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sam I Am
 159
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Caradhras
 54
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Karmic Relief
 160
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fool's Gold
 69
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Afterthought
 57
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
Khazad-dûm
 112
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lord of the Rings
 50
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Orange Sunshine
 166
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Glamdring
 90
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Andúril
 51
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Black Rider
 34
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Rocking the Dalai Lama
 20
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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