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Routes in Emerald City

Big Toe Arete V0+ 4+ PG13
Black Magic Arete V0+ 4+
Callandor V4-5 6B+
Constellation V0+ 4+
Dangatang V3-4 6A+
Diamond In The Rough S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Father's Day T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Fictitious Egg, The V0+ 4+
Flying Monkeys S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Hollow Threat V4 6B
In The Middle V0+ 4+
Let the Wookie Win V1 5
Lolliop Kids S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Mandarin TR 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
My Sexy Cranberry V0+ 4+
No Place Like Home S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Oz S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Ruby Slippers S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Saint George V3 6A
Sharp T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
Shelf Life V0+ 4+
Shining, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Skittles V0 4
TNT T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Toto V0- 4-
Watto (SDS) V0 4
Whiteout T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Whiteout Direct (aka Nerds) S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Wolverine V1 5
Yellow Brick Road S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Tim Powers, Neal Strickland, Tracy Crabtree - 1992
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Description

Climb through some 5.9 edgy slab terrain to a stopper crux. After committing to the fierce move relax for a moment on a good ledge. Then mantel (or dyno!) your way to easier ground and the anchors.

Beautiful stone and great moves make for a classic (though anti-sterotypical) RRG climb.

Location

Hike along the wall to the right from the Diamond in the Rough area past a grungy section of cliff. You'll pass between the main cliff and a boulder, then you'll see an orange fin shaped boulder. This is the next sport line past the fin.

Protection

Bolts.

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Griffin Christensen  
  5.11b
One of my favorite routes in the red. Technical, fun, short, slab route with a fun crux at the perfect height. Absolute must do line, especially for the slab-inclined Oct 18, 2017
Sean H
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Sean H   Salt Lake City, UT
 
This is a a sick route, and would be anywhere. Different from most routes at the Red in that it's pretty much straight vert. Note - Locals/people that seem to only climb around the Red call this "slab", however there really isn't much friction climbing on it. Mostly positive edges, and balancey. Apr 17, 2017
Derrick Keene
Kentucky
 
Derrick Keene   Kentucky
 
Really sweet route. Crux was tough for the not so limber like me. Apr 10, 2017
Mandy E
Nashville, TN
Mandy E   Nashville, TN
I'm 5'4 and I really didn't notice a height issue; just controlled body movement. I will say, if the draws were not already placed, I would have to pull the crux move, then place the draw and clip, adding a heady factor to the move. All around, fun moves. A must do at Emerald. May 17, 2016
Frank Sosa
Washington
Frank Sosa   Washington
The grade for this route is extremely height dependent.
If you are 5'7 or shorter, then every move is a stretchy powerful reach and your cranking for every move, while having to climb so delicately. solid 11d for the shorties. 5'8 and up folks can reach everything relitively easily and your just required to make delicate moves, which would be the given grade of 11b. Regardless, this is a top-notch short route. Im 5'7 and i had just onsighted No place like home(the 11c arete), and several other RRG 5.11's before climbing this. Jun 4, 2011
TomCaldwell
Clemson, S.C.
 
TomCaldwell   Clemson, S.C.
 
Crux is near to impossible if you are short (a munchkin). Oct 7, 2010
ziggy
  5.11b
ziggy  
  5.11b
This line is every bit as sweet as it looks. I hate slab, but loved this route. I wouldn't say the climbing to the crux is 5.9 though. I didn't really notice a crux on this route and thought it really stayed on top of you the whole way. Oct 21, 2009