This is the very attractive brown wall with several excellent crack and face lines. Hidden from view until almost at the base, this is a crag well worth seeking out. Despite many of the climbs receiving multiple stars in various guidebooks, this is still a place where you won't see many people.
Hike up the main wash from the northern parking area and make a left up the second gully on the left at some giant boulders (the Poppie Field Boulders). Wander up a trail along the right edge of the boulders and continue upward until leveling out into a flat valley. Emerald City is the attractive west-facing wall on the hillside to your left. The approach takes about 45 minutes.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Emerald City:
The Rattler 5.10c Trad, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Snake Book 5.10d Trad, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Sonic Temple 5.11a Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Is that a Munchkin in your Pocket 5.11b Sport, 1 pitch, 40 feet
Featured Route For Emerald City
The Rattler 5.10c CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Emerald City
This is the attractive crack that splits the left side of the wall and passes through a flared section midway up. A must do route if in the area, this features steep and clean jamming with great gear. One of the recommended crack lines in the area along with Baby Rattler and Snake Book. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA