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Afterthought TR 
Anduril S,TR 
Art Imitates Life S 
Art of the Pissant S 
Big Kahuna S 
Black Rider S,TR 
Caradhras T 
Cirith Ungol T 
Dimrill Stair T 
Dwarrowdelf T 
Easy Rider S,TR 
Fangorn Crack T,TR 
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Lord of the Rings S 
Marranon T,TR 
Merryanne TR 
Middle Finger TR 
Nameless Left of Dimrill Stair T,S 
Nameless Right of Shadowfax TR 
Nameless to the right of Fools Gold T,TR 
Orange Sunshine S 
Orc T 
Orthanc S 
Out on a Whim T 
Radagast T 
Risky Business T,S 
Rock Wrestling T 
Rocking the Dalai Lama S 
Room With A View T 
Sam I Am S 
Shadowfax T 
Shelob's Lair T 
Slice & Dice T 
Smeagol's Surprise T 
Strider TR 
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Cirith Ungol 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b

   
Type:  Trad, 30'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b [details]
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Submitted By: Kyle Wills on Jan 9, 2010

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Description 

A good line in Upper Middle Earth. Straightforward crack climbing for the beginner. Great route to teach hand and foot jamming techniques. Splits a prominently orange face.


Location 

20 ft downhill of large Offwidth Crack "Orc"


Protection 

Standard rack, Gear anchor



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By Josh Cameron
Mar 28, 2012

Fun climbing, but unless you set the anchor right at the lip, the obvious blocks behind the climb seem a bit loose.

By Christopher D. Walsh
From: San Diego, CA
Feb 23, 2014

Can anyone give me an update on the anchor situation? Is it a walk-off, or is there some perma-gear up top?

By Sean Maher
From: San Diego
Jun 30, 2014

Enticing steepness, lots of feet options, and a handful of nice jams. I'm surprised this route doesn't get more attention. I slung the blocks at the top for an anchor. They didn't seem loose to me but there wasn't much room on one side to really sink the webbing down. A fixed anchor up there would be nice.