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Black Rose (AKA Emerald Forest) 

YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 170'
Original:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c PG13 [details]
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Submitted By: chad umbel on Oct 30, 2007

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Man this route is rad. Start climbing off the nice little ledge on some pretty thin slabbin straight up the black water streak (crux). On this section you will make your way past five bolts until you gain a nice little crack on your right after a nice rest. Climb up the crack system which is really cool using finger locks, hand jams and crimps until you hit another bolt at about 100 feet.

At this point, bust out right and do a cruxy move pulling the buldge on your right, while clippin another bolt. After you pull the buldge, start breakin left onto the slab clipping the last bolt for a while. Climb up the slab until you're quite a ways off that bolt (30 feet) and climb into a shallow corner. There is a blue TCU placement on the left side of the corner if you feel like you need some pro.


This fine line is the 4th route on the wall climbers right. It follows a prominent black water streak up the wall for 170 feet of bliss. Belay from a nice ledge directly under the first bolt.


Single rack up to a #2 camalot is more than enough to supplement tbe bolts. 14 draws. Two 60 meter ropes to rap.

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By Jason Halladay
From: Los Alamos, NM
Dec 27, 2013
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13

Great climbing! The initial three or four bolts of thin climbing on bullet, water-polished rock is tough but very well protected. The variety of climbing on this line is awesome. I placed a couple of bomber small nuts and RPs, a red link cam and yellow link cam in a horizontal way up high.
By Alec LaLonde
Sep 30, 2014
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

We thought the crux on this was significantly harder than anything on Jungle Wall. Great route, though not as consistent as JW
By Josh Janes
General Admin
Oct 10, 2016

Use an 80m rope and rap left from the anchor to the anchor atop Jungle Gym. From here rap to the ground.

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