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Art Imitates Life 
Art of the Pissant 
Big Kahuna 
Black Rider 
Cirith Ungol 
Dimrill Stair 
Easy Rider 
Fangorn Crack 
Fool's Gold 
Karmic Relief 
Little Bruiser 
Lord of the Rings 
Middle Finger 
Nameless Left of Dimrill Stair 
Nameless Right of Shadowfax 
Nameless to the right of Fools Gold 
Orange Sunshine 
Out on a Whim 
Risky Business 
Rock Wrestling 
Rocking the Dalai Lama 
Room With A View 
Sam I Am 
Shelob's Lair 
Slice & Dice 
Smeagol's Surprise 
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Middle Earth 

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Middle Earth contains several short and enjoyable climbs such as Sam I Am, a.k.a Left of Dimrill Stairs, The Dimrill Stair, Shelob's Lair, Easy Rider, Shadowfax, Caradhras.

Getting There 

From the kiosk at the first climbers loop enterance, follow the trail up the hillside along several switchbacks until the trail turns to the climbers left (north) as you approach several prominent formations. These formations, which can been seen easily from the parking lot, are Middle Earth.

41 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Middle Earth:
Strider   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Sam I Am   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   
Dimrill Stair   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 25'   
Dwarrowdelf   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 30'   
Shadowfax   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Orc   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 35'   
Caradhras   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Fool's Gold   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 30'   
Karmic Relief   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 50'   
Afterthought   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Khazaddum   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Sport, 30'   
Lord of the Rings   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 25'   
Middle Finger   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Big Kahuna   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Out on a Whim   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 40'   
Glamdring   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 50'   
Anduril   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
Orange Sunshine   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Black Rider   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Rocking the Dalai Lama   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 30'   
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Left of chimney (Room with a view)

Rocking the Dalai Lama 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a  CA : San Diego County : ... : Middle Earth
Will edit with more pertinent info after leading, but on top rope the route was very enjoyable. WIth strong moves off the bat but with positive holds. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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