Type: Trad, Sport Fixed Hardware (2)
FA: Chris Archer, Keith Gotschall, 1987
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Shared By: Andrew Wellman on Apr 7, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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This route takes the arete in between Emerald City and Over and Out, on the left side of the Rincon wall. In my opinion, it was not that great and is sort of contrived, but some people might think otherwise. The nice thing about this route is that it seems seldom climbed, so the most interesting part was finding the nice, key edges and holds without chalk already on them.

Start at the base of Emerald City dihedral and begin by climbing easy flakes right onto the arete. Pass two bolts that are placed at the crux and then climb up to a shallow dihedral, where more pro can be placed. Finish the top of the arete and climb the last short dihedral on the first pitch of Emerald City to the very rotten belay ledge shared by all the routes in the area. Finish on the last pitch of Over the Hill (great 5.9 finger crack), or the dihedral right above the belay (not so great 5.8). I would only really recommend this route if you haven't done all the other routes in the area, and are bored.


There are two bolts on this route, and besides that you don't need much. Bring a light free rack up to 1 inch. A set of nuts is really helpful.