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The West Rim area is locate up the valley from Boardwalk Area . Problems are located on on boulders in the canyon and off to the sides. Many of the best problems take a little bit of hunting out, but persevere because they are real gems.

The standout boulder of the area is Emerald City.

Getting There 

Walk up the canyon from Boardwalk Area . As you approach the top of the canyon you can head left to the Emerald City or straight on to reach the Bearded Tongue boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Shangri-La Valley area.

Weather station 4.9 miles from here

20 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The West Rim:
Emerald City   V0 4 PG13     Boulder, 20'   Emerald City
Roof Jugs   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Roof Jugs
Tri-Nitro-Toulumne   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 20'   Emerald City
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Only The Good Die Young V6 7A  CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Young Boulder
Start below the parallel black streaks, about 4 feet in from the arete. Get on the wall and follow the tips undercling until possible to bust a move up to the lip of the boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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The view from The Edge of Nowhere, Tramway.
The view from The Edge of Nowhere, Tramway.
Big trees, big boulders at the West Rim
Big trees, big boulders at the West Rim

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By Brad Alexander
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Aug 17, 2015
This is a really fun V3, a little harsh for the grade, right below Roof Jugs on the way to Emerald.

Aug 18, 2015
There is a variation start to this problem, beginning under the roof at a large hueco. Its a bit of a squeeze, but its a cool problem. Called it Antikythera Mechanism (v5).
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