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Middle East Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,850'
Location: 36.0071, -93.2875 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: CJ Gates on Jul 18, 2008


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You won't find many people climbing in this part of the Canyon. If you do they are probably bouldering since there are only about 4 roped routes here. Tool Buttress offers 3 climbs starting around .11b. Lots of boulders some are very difficult or still projects.

Getting There 

There are numerous ways of getting here. The best way would be taking the trail that leads to the Roman Wall/Magoo Rock. From the East Campground take the logging road north to the top. The boulders and Tool Buttress will be on your right. There are lots of boulders and lots of underbrush so it may be best to ask the guys at the Trading Post

Climbing Season

Weather station 12.4 miles from here

35 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Middle East

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle East:
African Arete   V7- 7A+     Boulder   Middle East Bouldering
Jeff's Prow   V9- 7C     Boulder, 10'   Middle East Bouldering
Flash Gordon   V10 7C+     Boulder, 15'   Middle East Bouldering
Maynard's Crossing   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Tool Buttress
Nipple Stimulation   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   The Tool Buttress
The Poo-Choo Train   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   The Tool Buttress
Don't Be A Tool   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 65'   The Tool Buttress
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