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Eight,Seven Central

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Minas Tirith

Going South

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Amazing Journey 5.9+ (Trad) ****

First Ascent: Martin Hackworth, Scott Stephens in 1985
Length: 40ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk to the main wall which is located 150 feet left of Minas Tirith to locate this and the next route. Locate a large chockstone above a slab. Climb the slab beneath the chockstone for 15 feet to a small roof. Crank right into a thin dihedral, place some protection, then squeeze up through a hole and belay from the top of the large chockstone.
Descent: Lower from a fixed wire
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS

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ynot said on November 18th, 2005
I think some holds broke off this route. It could be much harder now.
krampus said on November 29th, 2008
fantastically scarry, 9+, 10d, whatever. start on the left crack as opposed to the finger crack on the right to avoid a scary traverse.
J.D said on November 16th, 2012
Too bad it's not longer.