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Emerald City

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Diamond In The Rough S 
Father's Day T 
Fictitious Egg, The 
Flying Monkeys S 
Hollow Threat 
In The Middle 
Let the Wookie Win 
Lolliop Kids S 
Mandarin TR 
My Sexy Cranberry 
No Place Like Home S 
Oz S 
Ruby Slippers S 
Saint George 
Sharp T 
Shelf Life 
Shining, The T 
Skittles 
TNT T 
Toto 
Watto (SDS) 
Whiteout T 
Whiteout Direct (aka Nerds) S 
Wolverine 
Yellow Brick Road S 
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Emerald City Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 3, 2006
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.3 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',10],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Emerald City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Emerald City:
Big Toe Arete   V0+ 4+ PG13     Boulder, 15'   
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   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Yellow Brick Road   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Oz   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
No Place Like Home   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Flying Monkeys   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Emerald City
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber after the crux of Lollipop Kids

Lolliop Kids 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  KY : Red River Gorge : Emerald City
The right-most bolted line on the ledge above the approach trail. Start up past a few bolts and a few hard moves on pockets to reach good edges (better holds) on a slabby face. Head up to the anchors past 4 more clips. But was it Lollipop Kids or Lollipop Guild? Me thinks the latter in the Wizard Of Oz....[more]   Browse More Classics in KY

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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.

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