Emerald City Rock Climbing
D. Boyd on the second ascent
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
30 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['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
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
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.