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Routes in Emerald City

Baby Rattler (aka In the Green Room) T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Gypsy Boots T A2+
Is that a Munchkin in your Pocket S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Rattler, The T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Snake Book T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Sonic Temple S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Wicked Witchcraft T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Yellow Brick Road S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
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Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Al Peery, Jeff Laina and Rondo Powell, February 1988
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Shared By: C Miller on Dec 31, 2001
Admins: C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is the attractive crack that splits the left side of the wall and passes through a flared section midway up.

A must do route if in the area, this features steep and clean jamming with great gear. One of the recommended crack lines in the area along with Baby Rattler and Snake Book.


pro to 4", anchors


Two bolt anchor was gone as of 11/29/03. There is a medium size boulder with ratty rope around it instead. Dec 1, 2003
Sustained and quality crack climbing! 0.75 & 1 camalots are the ticket in the thin-hands, tight corner. No sling around the boulder as of 12/2011. Easy enough to walk around climber's right and rap off bolts atop Snake Book. Dec 19, 2011
yea Al & Jeff were with me on the route finding and area exploring
But I was the only one in the Group that flashed The Rattler(top rope)
Then Mike Paul and I came back and Paul(Tutes) flashed the route on site lead no beta! And I followed no falls

The Wall is Called (THE REPTILIAN ROOST)
Jan 31, 2012
Al Peery  
I agree with the 5.10c rating. I had given it a grade of 5.11a as I had recently lead Perpetual Motion and the Rattler seemed harder to me. My perfect jam is a #2 Camalot so it is off hand size for me.

On the FA I had to downclimb to back clean and leapfrog the old shafted 1.5 friend as I did not have enough when cleaning the crack on lead. It may not have been pretty, but at least it was no fall.

I never placed an anchor on top and was surprised when I came back a few years later and found bolts. It is a standard JT walkoff, but I wouldn't mind a bolted rap anchor on top for the next time I hike out to it.

Rondo also lead a crack just to the right that went at 5.9 which we called the Baby Rattler.

We called the butress the Reptilian Roost rather than Emrald City and got the route names from an encounter near the base of the crag! Apr 5, 2012

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