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Minas Tirith

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.9 4 - - 4

Directions to Minas Tirith

This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
From the intersection of Forest Service Road 9A with 9B, drive 1.5 miles and park in a large parking area on the right near a concrete dam. This is also the parking area for Muscle Beach. Park in this area and locate the campsite that is on the inside of the left bend in the road. Cross the road to reach this camping area and locate a trail on the left edge of the campsite. Follow the trail uphill until you see a lower band of rock to your right. Keep going until you are within a few hundred feet of the main wall then cut up right through a break in the lower rock band. Continue for 300 feet and look for a large pinnacle on a ridge to your right which is adjacent to the wall.

Wall Sun: Unknown

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Minas Tirith Trad 5.9-
4.25  (20) 80ft


Eight,Seven Central Trad 5.7
3.67  (3) 50ft  


Amazing Journey Trad 5.9+
4.33  (6) 40ft  


Going South Trad 5.9-
2.25  (4) 40ft  


The Pirate said on April 13th, 2004
great route!, 1st pitch easy 5.8 2nd pitch is 5.9 Great summit rap off anchors back down to the start of pitch one
J-Rock said on November 17th, 2004
Could these climbs also be included in the online guide?
Ascentionist said on February 1st, 2006
37.8744N, 83.6601W
Anonymous said on October 7th, 2008
Sco Bro said on October 8th, 2012
What a great little place. Fun routes, nice views, no tourists.