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Emerald City

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Emerald City 


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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 3, 2006
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season


23 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',5],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',6],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

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'   
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Featured Route For Emerald City
Mary plugging pro on Whiteout.

Whiteout 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  KY : Red River Gorge : Emerald City
Climb the original flake and ramp system to the left for full trad experience of climb an alternate start which has been bolted and is in a plumbline with the rap anchors on the first belay.Once you reach the exposed and comfortable ledge continue up the dihedral. You need to exit the crack onto the left face when it becomes possible (about 15 feet above where the crack jogs hard right at a horizontal). Climb up big ledges to the bolt anchors. Rappel twice to get down. This route is mostly face ...[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Oct 4, 2006

Some of the best low-angle (just vertical, but not overhanging) routes in the Red are here!

By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Mar 17, 2008

For all of you who like these sub-vertical, edgy face routes, be sure to check out Rodeo Wall if you're ever in Jackson, WY. Very similar climbs.