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The West Rim Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jun 16, 2011


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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 Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The West Rim

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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Featured Route For The West Rim
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Roof Jugs Variation V3 6A  CA : San Jacinto Mountains : ... : Roof Jugs
Variation to Roof Jugs; follow the huecos up and then transition left to a long but good hold on the left side of the arete and mantle up....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The view from The Edge of Nowhere, Tramway.
The view from The Edge of Nowhere, Tramway.
Rock Climbing Photo: 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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