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Description

Middle Earth contains several short and enjoyable climbs such as Sam I Am, a.k.a 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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 91
Shadowfax
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
Dimrill Stair
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 79
Sam I Am
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
Dwarrowdelf
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Caradhras
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 82
Karmic Relief
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Fool's Gold
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 59
Khazaddum
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 31
Lord of the Rings
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 16
Middle Finger
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 84
Orange Sunshine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 44
Glamdring
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Anduril
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
Black Rider
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Rocking the Dalai Lama
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Shadowfax
 91
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Dimrill Stair
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sam I Am
 79
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Dwarrowdelf
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Caradhras
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Karmic Relief
 82
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fool's Gold
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Khazaddum
 59
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lord of the Rings
 31
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Middle Finger
 16
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Orange Sunshine
 84
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Glamdring
 44
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Anduril
 22
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Black Rider
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Rocking the Dalai Lama
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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