Emerald City Rock Climbing
Thad on The Shining 5.8+ Lady Slipper- Emerald Cit...
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
Whiteout 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c KY
: Red River Gorge
: Emerald City
Climb the original flake and ramp system to the left for full trad experience of climb an alternate start which has been bolted and is in a plumbline with the rap anchors on the first belay.Once you reach the exposed and comfortable ledge continue up the dihedral. You need to exit the crack onto the left face when it becomes possible (about 15 feet above where the crack jogs hard right at a horizontal). Climb up big ledges to the bolt anchors. Rappel twice to get down. This route is mostly face ...[more] Browse More Classics in KY
Latest Regional Forum Messages
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.