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The Mordor Wall is perhaps the most appropriately named wall at Cathedral. The first time I looked up at that wall, it looked evil, like a steep, imposing wall seemingly devoid of holds and going on forever. Mostly known for its aid climbing, it also hosts a few desperate free routes. Most of the free climbing is in the 5.12 range, and the aid is from C2 to A4.
Hike up the well-marked trail as if going to Thin Air Face. The Mordor Wall will be right in front of you. It's the one that makes you go "Holy shit." The Thin Air face is on its left, and the Cathedral Cave on the right.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Mordor Wall:
The Mordor Wall 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b C2 Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 500'
Lights in the Forest 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 400'
Pendulum Route 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII E4 6a PG13 Trad, 8 pitches, 400'
The Bridge of Khazad-Dûm 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 6 pitches, 400'
Featured Route For The Mordor Wall
The Mordor Wall 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b C2 NH : Cathedral Ledge : The Mordor Wall
A beautiful outing on clean, water-streaked granite. Mordor Wall links interesting features up one of the proudest parts of Cathedral. A perfect warmup for clean aid walls in Yosemite, and a worthwhile outing in and of itself. Jim Surette freed some pitches including the first and the roof pitch.P.1 A bathook move off the ledge takes you to a right angling flake (slightly expando?) and then up to a bolted belay. (C1+)P. 2 A rising traverse on amazing, streaked granite. Alternate bolts and ...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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