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Emerald City Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,100'
Location: 34.03168, -116.04202 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Nov 8, 2003
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Lots of cat's claw on the approach. Photo by Blitz...


This is the very attractive brown wall with several excellent crack and face lines. Hidden from view until almost at the base, this is a crag well worth seeking out. Despite many of the climbs receiving multiple stars in various guidebooks, this is still a place where you won't see many people.

Getting There 

Hike up the main wash from the northern parking area and make a left up the second gully on the left at some giant boulders (the Poppie Field Boulders). Wander up a trail along the right edge of the boulders and continue upward until leveling out into a flat valley. Emerald City is the attractive west-facing wall on the hillside to your left. The approach takes about 45 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.0 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Emerald City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Emerald City:
The Rattler   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Snake Book   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
Sonic Temple   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Emerald City
Rock Climbing Photo: "The Rattler". Photo by Blitzo.

The Rattler 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Emerald City
This is the attractive crack that splits the left side of the wall and passes through a flared section midway up. A must do route if in the area, this features steep and clean jamming with great gear. One of the recommended crack lines in the area along with Baby Rattler and Snake Book. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: OZ Towers. Photo by Blitzo.
OZ Towers. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Emerald City and boulders below. Photo by Blitzo.
Emerald City and boulders below. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Emerald City. Photo by Blitzo.
Emerald City. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Emerald City late afternoon light. Photo by Blitzo...
Emerald City late afternoon light. Photo by Blitzo...

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