REI Community
(3) Hand Job Wall
Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Blitzen T 
Blitzkrieg T 
Cody's Corner T 
Demander Cody T 
Hand Job T 
Hippo Wrestling S 
Independene Day T 
Into White T 
Killer Jism T 
Lost and Found T 
Lube me up, Scotty T 
McKenzie's Way T 
Mines of Moria T 
My Friend of Misery S 
Original Sin T 
Strawberry Blond T 
Ugly As Sin T 

Mines of Moria 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c R [details]
FA: F.A. Wayne Arrington 1975
Page Views: 1,120
Submitted By: jrdezso on Apr 28, 2011

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (14)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The opening to Mines of Moria as viewed from acros...

Seasonal Raptor Closure MORE INFO >>>


A bouldery start puts you on a ledge staring up into an wavy chimney behind a basalt column. Wiggle your way up the chimney and crawl through the top opening to the anchors


Look for the column with no bottom half


gear to 2.5 a little hard to protect

Photos of Mines of Moria Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kristi starting up the route.
Kristi starting up the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: just inside the chimney
just inside the chimney

Comments on Mines of Moria Add Comment
Show which comments
By Chris Sepic
From: Bend, OR
Sep 21, 2014

PG13 at most, don't let the R scare you away! Protip: face out.
By Matt Farrell
From: Bend, Oregon
Feb 1, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Yep - definitely not R. Great route - very fun little mini-adventure. Face out. Wear a headlamp around your neck pointing down so you can see the color of your gear.
By Brian Martin
From: Bend, OR
Jun 21, 2015

I think PG13 might be more appropriate. if you fell getting established in the chimney you could potentially hit the ledge but you likely wouldn't die.

I thought you could take this route all the way up but it seemed to end at the anchors of Demander Cody. Did I miss something?
By stj
Jul 6, 2015

Bring a good selection of small cams; they were useful in the tunnel. I did appreciate having a headlamp for placing gear. Going to the top adds some to the adventure: blocky 5.6 R with some routefinding and rope drag. I belayed off a bigger juniper tree. The descent is apparently a chimney at the upstream end of the wall; I'd recommend checking it out before climbing up as we couldn't find it. We did find a reasonable 3rd class descent downstream past the Windfall Wall.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About