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Routes in Ered Lithui

Goldberry Lane S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Guardian T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Guardian Face S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Things That Rhyme With Bilbo T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Peter Gram on Jul 29, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Peter Gram, Greg Parker, Andy Busse, Mike Madsen, Mark Rafferty

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Description

The Guardian isn't exactly on Ered Lithui, but rather an unnamed formation just to the south. Hike up to the hill at the start of Middle Earth. Instead of taking the trail up to the Hrum Hroom area, descend back towards the Outlets slightly until it is possible to contour the rocks heading west. The Guardian is the obvious dihedral that is to the right when contouring the downhill side.

Climb the right-facing dihedral through a very thin crack. Some pitons protect the climb, plus small gear. Fixed anchors at the top for a one rope rappel.

Protection

small gear, fixed pitons

Photos

Be very careful on this route due to the reliance of pitons for protection. Yet another good 5.9- for 5.11 climbers. Jun 26, 2005