Shards of Narsil
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Routes in Trilogy Buttress
|Along Came a Strider S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Frodo Lives S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Gollum's Column S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Lord of the Slings S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|My Precious T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Nine in Black S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Ranger Walk T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13|
|Return of the King S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Shadow and Flame S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Shards of Narsil S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Unknown name S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Wizardly Way S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Type:||Sport, 100 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Jim Knight, Christian Knight|
|Page Views:||709 total, 14/month|
|Shared By:||Perin Blanchard on Oct 16, 2013|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionSurprisingly solid despite the name, this route is actually a pleasant outing. It's really no more chossy than any other route on the main face.
From the top of one of the second pitches of Trilogy walk (gingerly) across to the base of the main wall. Find the bolt to your left (on a more-or-less east-facing aspect) and head up. There is a bolted anchor just above the chossy v-slot you can see.
From the anchor head a bit right and up through some sharp, broken, yet mostly solid terrain to the top. The broken nature of the rock provides a plethora of holds.
Just before the top things get really broken and a bit nerve-wracking, but the climbing is relatively easy.
This could probably be climbed as one pitch but the rope drag would likely be quite annoying.
LocationThe first line of bolts right of the Gollum's Column formation.
From the top of one of the the second pitches up Trilogy walk to the base of the main wall and climb the left bolts.