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(2) Middle Earth

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Variety T 
Why Must I Cry S 

(2) Middle Earth Rock Climbing 


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Location: 45.5672, -122.2077 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Middle-earth is the first area you'll come across if you're taking the usual approach into Ozone--and, conveniently, it's home to a variety of excellent warmup routes! There are a few cracks which I can't comment on since I haven't climbed them, and four sport routes rated 5.9, 5.10a, 5.10c and 5.11a.

Getting There 

Middle-earth is the first collection of long, bolted climbs you'll see as you descend into Ozone from the standard (western) approach trail. The trail will split, with the left fork leading up to a bulge of rock and the right fork leading down to the rest of the crag. The climbs off the left fork comprise Middle-earth.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.6 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in (2) Middle Earth

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for (2) Middle Earth:
Variety   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Helm's Deep   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 85'   
Why Must I Cry   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 85'   
Grab n' Go   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 50'   
House of Pain   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
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Featured Route For (2) Middle Earth
Rock Climbing Photo: Ujahn Davisson belaying me on the first ascent. Ph...

Variety 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Washington : Southwest Cascades : ... : (2) Middle Earth
The deep corner that shares the start with its neighbor House of Pain. This is a steep hands-to-offwidth crack and corner system which offers a variety of climbing, many edges and good feet. The offwidth also has good edges and can be easily face climbed with little to no offwidth technique. It takes protection very well and has its own 2 bolt top anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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