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 · Updates
Admins: Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

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.

49 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
 166
Easy Rider
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 126
Shadowfax
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
Dimrill Stair
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 119
Sam I Am
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 47
Dwarrowdelf
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Caradhras
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 123
Karmic Relief
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 54
Fool's Gold
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 36
Afterthought
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 85
Khazad-dûm
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 44
Lord of the Rings
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 119
Orange Sunshine
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 63
Glamdring
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 33
Andúril
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 26
Black Rider
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Rider
 166
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Shadowfax
 126
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Dimrill Stair
 81
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sam I Am
 119
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dwarrowdelf
 47
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Caradhras
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Karmic Relief
 123
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fool's Gold
 54
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Afterthought
 36
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Khazad-dûm
 85
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lord of the Rings
 44
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Orange Sunshine
 119
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Glamdring
 63
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Andúril
 33
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Black Rider
 26
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
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