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Elevation: 964 ft 294 m
GPS: 37.75195, -83.66364
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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.

Getting There Suggest change

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Emerald City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 234
Whiteout
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 115
Whiteout Direct (aka Nerds)
Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 96
Sharp
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 127
The Shining
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 253
Diamond in the Rough
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 170
Ruby Slippers
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 51
Lollipop Kids
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 275
Yellow Brick Road
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 20
Oz
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 279
No Place Like Home
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 10
The Man Behind the Curtain
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 26
Flying Monkeys
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
The Bulge
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Whiteout
 234
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Whiteout Direct (aka Nerds)
 115
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Sharp
 96
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
The Shining
 127
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Diamond in the Rough
 253
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Ruby Slippers
 170
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Lollipop Kids
 51
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Yellow Brick Road
 275
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Oz
 20
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
No Place Like Home
 279
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Man Behind the Curtain
 10
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Flying Monkeys
 26
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Bulge
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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