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Emerald Lake
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Arete V8 
Beginner's Luck 
Cube V5, The 
Cube V6, The 
Dawn Patrol 
End, The 
Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed), The 
Kind of a Big Deal 
Kind sitstart, The 
Kind Traverse, The 
Kneebar 
Lobster Claw 
Mr. Wimpy 
Tiger Stripes 
Warm Up 
Warm-Up Boulder 
Whispers of Wisdom 
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Emerald Lake  


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Description 

RMNP granite. Crowded as soon as the snow melts and the trail is clear.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.4 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',5],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Emerald Lake:
Warm-Up Boulder   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine   
Warm Up   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine, 7'   
Beginner's Luck   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine   
The Cube V5   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   
The Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed)   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
The Cube V6   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, Alpine   
Kneebar   V6 7A     Boulder, Alpine   
Mr. Wimpy   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   
The Kind sitstart   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
Tiger Stripes   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   
Whispers of Wisdom   V10 7C+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
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Featured Route For Emerald Lake
Elizabeth Williams on The Kind.

The Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed) V5 6C  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

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Anyone knowing the grades and names of those two c...
BETA PHOTO: Anyone knowing the grades and names of those two c...
Large, kind flowing chunks of granite, Emerald Lak...
Large, kind flowing chunks of granite, Emerald Lak...
Hallett Peak rises above the abundant boulder-fiel...
Hallett Peak rises above the abundant boulder-fiel...

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By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Jun 19, 2010
This area should be added under the Tyndall Gorge area. Admins?

mountainproject.com/v/colorado...
By Jon Roberts
Aug 30, 2010
Anyone know the names of the lines uphill from Stormshadow?
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