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Elevation: 1,364 ft 416 m
GPS: 29.81563, -101.44152
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Shared By: Douglas McDowell on Feb 14, 2021
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Emerald Pools is home to deep swimming holes, steep overhangs and sticky slabs. The area is the easiest to access of all the climbing areas on the ranch being a short 5-10 hike from the campground. The area classics include Cleavage 5.12- and Devil in the Helmet 5.12 at The Butt and the popular Candy Land Wall with warm up slabs that are all top rope accessible. This collection of walls gets morning shade and is a good option for hot and sunny days. Work your way towards Painted Canyon Sector in the afternoon which gets full shade all day.

Take advantage of the ground school anchor stations placed on a boulder on the way to Candy Land just to its left (upstream)! This is a great place for guides to teach anchor cleaning techniques and to practice those skills on the ground before you attempt these at the top of a route.

Getting There Suggest change

See the Continental Ranch Getting There section first. Follow signs for climbing until you reach the X where you want to go right towards the campground. Left leads you to the Weir Dam parking area. Park at the campground and hike to the trail head down towards the third class scramble that drops in just to the right of the anchors for The Butt. As you drop into the canyon, facing the river, The Butt, Candy Land and then Gator Farm are the wall in the order they appear to the left (down stream). Up stream and to the right there is a small area Cheap Beer Can Odyssey and further down Fishing Hole Walls.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Emerald Pools Sector

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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Candy Land
Sport, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Sorry
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Candy Land Candy Land
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Sport, TR
Sorry Candy Land
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, TR
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