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Middle Earth Rock Climbing 

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The name given in Eric Bjornstad's Desert Rock for the walls along the Potash Road from Williams Bottom to Culvert Canyon. There is no real concentration of climbs, rather a scattering of a few routes. For the most part this section of the Potash Road has southern exposure making it a good winter climbing scene.

Getting There 

Follow directions for the Potash Road. Middle Earth is the designation of walls begining at William's Bottom which is the second campground along HWY 279, extending down river to Culvert Canyon.

Climbing Season

For the Potash Road area.

Weather station 2.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Middle Earth

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle Earth:
Where Egos Dare   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Middle Earth
Rock Climbing Photo: The route climbs the right side of this pillar.

Where Egos Dare 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Middle Earth
An excellent route away from the crowds of Wall Street, yet still on Potash Road. This route climbs a ramp that quickly steepens to vertical, then slightly overhanging as the crack size narrows from 3 inches to 1/2 an inch. The rock is a bit soft with a hollow flake in the beginning (easy climbing). But, turns to beautiful black varnished wingate sandstone as the difficulty increases....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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