South facing, tall and variable rock quality characterize this wall. There is a nice snapshot of RRG climbing here, from 5.10-11 vertical slab sport to short moderate trad, to multi-pitch trad. Not a lot of any one type of climbing, but a good selection of each.
Follow the trail up to a split at a large boulder. Hike left and up the hill for Emerald City and right along a bench to the bouldering area and Global Village.
23 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Emerald City:
Whiteout 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
The Shining 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 30'
Whiteout Direct (aka Nerds) 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, 50'
Diamond In The Rough 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Ruby Slippers 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Yellow Brick Road 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 50'
No Place Like Home 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Oz 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Emerald City
No Place Like Home 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a KY : Red River Gorge : Emerald City
One of the finest sport routes in all of the Red, and for that matter, anywhere. That is the reason for my choice for it to be the first one I went back for upon 'homecoming' in Y2K. The name is a great coincidence.Climb an easy face past a few bolts and move out left onto a steep arete in the sun. Climb past perhaps 10 bolts to the anchors on smaller holds than are common in the red, using the arete frequently for hands and heals....[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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