Emerald City Rock Climbing
Kelsey Gray on Oz, 5.11c. Photo by John Borland.
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.
From Slade, drive south on KY11, passing by Miguel's, for 4.8 miles to a grassy meadow area and pulloff parking area on the right (37.7508, -83.66375). From the parking, cross KY11 to find a trail leading uphill. 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.
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
29 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Emerald City
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Emerald City:
Whiteout 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
Oz 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Featured Route For Emerald City
No Place Like Home 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a KY
: Red River Gorge
: Emerald City
One of the finest sport routes in all of the Red, and for that matter, anywhere. That is the reason for my choice for it to be the first one I went back for upon 'homecoming' in Y2K. The name is a great coincidence.Climb an easy face past a few bolts and move out left onto a steep arete in the sun. Climb past perhaps 10 bolts to the anchors on smaller holds than are common in the red, using the arete frequently for hands and heals....[more] Browse More Classics in KY
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.