RMNP granite. Crowded as soon as the snow melts and the trail is clear.
Go to Bear Lake then head as for Lower Chaos, but follow the signs for Emerald Lake. The bouldering rests 300 yards "downhill" from the lake.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Emerald Lake:
Warm Up V1 Boulder, Alpine, 7 feet
The Cube V5 V4 Boulder, Alpine
The Kind V5 Boulder, Alpine, 12 feet
The Cube V6 V5-6 Boulder, Alpine
The Kind sitstart V7 Boulder, Alpine, 12 feet
Whispers of Wisdom V10 Boulder, Alpine, 12 feet
Featured Route For Emerald Lake
The Kind V5 CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Emerald Lake
The crux is making the long reach for the good slot/pocket/crimp jug (crug). Landing is fair since the boulder overhangs a small slab. Start on a left-facing jug at the center of the wall, move slightly left.This problem was established earlier by Jim Hurst, Jim Belcer, and Dean Potter as "In Your Face" due to a large block at the top of the route that would crush your face. After it was removed the name was changed to "Standard Overhang." History noted. I have chosen to keep the name The K...[more] Browse More Classics in CO