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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.
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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'
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Ruby Slippers 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c KY : Red River Gorge : Emerald City
Another great climb on Emerald City. A great circuit for this area is to access the ledge and do all 5 adjacent climbs without untying your shoes or rope.Just right of the obvious scoop at the bottom of Flying Monkeys lies another bolted line. Climb up the edge of the "dish" and head for anchors at the top. There may be no particular crux on this climb, but it is not without some hard moves. The holds are small, but mostly good. Wear your edging shoes!...[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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