Near Downs Rock Climbing
|GPS:||43.849, -103.571 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Chris Hirsch on Aug 27, 2012|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty|
Description [Suggest Change]
Like all the other summits behind the lake, this is a large fin formation with a NW face and SE face. Originally called Hot Potato by the Conns when they climbed it on Aug 22nd, 1955. Holds several lesser known classics, put in more recently.
Getting There [Suggest Change]
Can be approached by either the saddle below the Riddle, or by hiking past the Orc Cave. Most distinguishable landmarks is the beautiful grassy narrow corridor on the N side. And this is the highest point of all the ridgelines that make up Middle Earth.
Classic Climbing Routes at Near Downs
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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