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Arete V8 
Beginner's Luck 
Cube V5, The 
Cube V6, The 
Dawn Patrol 
End, The 
Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed), The 
Kind of a Big Deal 
Kind sitstart, The 
Kind Traverse, The 
Kneebar 
Lobster Claw 
Mr. Wimpy 
Tiger Stripes 
Warm Up 
Warm-Up Boulder 
Whispers of Wisdom 
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Emerald Lake Rock Climbing 


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  • Description 

    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.

    Climbing Season

    For the Tyndall Gorge area.

    Weather station 8.4 miles from here

    17 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Emerald Lake

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Emerald Lake:
    Warm-Up Boulder   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine   
    Warm Up   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine, 7'   
    Beginner's Luck   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine   
    The Cube V5   V5- 6C     Boulder, Alpine   
    The Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed)   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
    Tiger Stripes   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, Alpine   
    The Cube V6   V6- 7A     Boulder, Alpine   
    Kneebar   V6 7A     Boulder, Alpine   
    Mr. Wimpy   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   
    Whispers of Wisdom   V10 7C+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Emerald Lake

    Featured Route For Emerald Lake
    Rock Climbing Photo: Elizabeth Williams on The Kind.

    The Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed) 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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    By Peter Beal
    From: Boulder Colorado
    Jun 19, 2010
    This area should be added under the Tyndall Gorge area. Admins?

    mountainproject.com/v/colorado...
    By Jon Roberts
    Aug 30, 2010
    Anyone know the names of the lines uphill from Stormshadow?

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