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Kind of a Big Deal 
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Emerald Lake 

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RMNP granite. Crowded as soon as the snow melts and the trail is clear.

Getting There 

Go to Bear Lake then head as for Lower Chaos, but follow the signs for Emerald Lake. The bouldering rests 300 yards "downhill" from the lake.

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15 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Emerald Lake:
Warm Up   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine, 7'   
The Cube V5   V4 6B     Boulder, Alpine   
The Kind   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
The Cube V6   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, Alpine   
Kneebar   V6 7A     Boulder, Alpine   
The Kind sitstart   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
Tiger Stripes   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   
Whispers of Wisdom   V10 7C+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
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Featured Route For Emerald Lake
Elizabeth Williams on The Kind.

The Kind V5 6C  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Emerald Lake
The crux is making the long reach for the good slot/pocket/crimp jug (crug). Landing is fair since the boulder overhangs a small slab. Start on a left-facing jug at the center of the wall, move slightly left.This problem was established earlier by Jim Hurst, Jim Belcer, and Dean Potter as "In Your Face" due to a large block at the top of the route that would crush your face. After it was removed the name was changed to "Standard Overhang." History noted. I have chosen to keep the name The K...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Hallett Peak rises above the abundant boulder-fields, RMNP.
Hallett Peak rises above the abundant boulder-fiel...
Anyone knowing the grades and names of those two climbs? <br />Location: Just 5 meters uphill from "Stormshadows". <br />Left one climbs around V5/6 the right one is easier (V4/5?).
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By Peter Beal
From: Boulder Colorado
Jun 19, 2010

This area should be added under the Tyndall Gorge area. Admins?


By Jon Roberts
Aug 30, 2010

Anyone know the names of the lines uphill from Stormshadow?