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Routes in Near Downs

Abridged Version, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Belly of the Dragon T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Fool of a Took T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Ghostwriter S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Right Wight T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Straight Outta Mordor S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
There and Back Again T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thrain T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Thror T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
Unknown 1 T,S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Unknown 2 T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
West Rib T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Near Downs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 5
West Rib
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
There and Back Again
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Fool of a Took
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 8
Thrain
Trad, Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 10
Thror
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
Ghostwriter
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Right Wight
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 3
Straight Outta Mordor
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13
 3
Unknown 2
Trad
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Unknown 1
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Rib
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
There and Back Again
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Fool of a Took
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Thrain
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Thror
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Ghostwriter
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Right Wight
 6
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Straight Outta Mordor
 3
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Unknown 2
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13 Trad
Unknown 1
 3
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, Sport
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