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Emerald City

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Big Toe Arete 
Black Magic Arete 
Callandor 
Constellation 
Dangatang 
Diamond In The Rough S 
Father's Day T 
Fictitious Egg, The 
Flying Monkeys S 
Hollow Threat 
In The Middle 
Let the Wookie Win 
Lolliop Kids S 
Mandarin TR 
My Sexy Cranberry 
No Place Like Home S 
Oz S 
Ruby Slippers S 
Saint George 
Sharp T 
Shelf Life 
Shining, The T 
Skittles 
TNT T 
Toto 
Watto (SDS) 
Whiteout T 
Whiteout Direct (aka Nerds) S 
Wolverine 
Yellow Brick Road S 
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Emerald City Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.75195, -83.66364 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chris Chaney on Oct 3, 2006  with updates from Jesse Kenyon and 1 more
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Description 

South facing, tall and variable rock quality characterize this wall. There is a nice snapshot of RRG climbing here, from 5.10-11 vertical slab sport to short moderate trad, to multi-pitch trad. Not a lot of any one type of climbing, but a good selection of each.

Getting There 

From Slade, drive south on KY11, passing by Miguel's, for 4.8 miles to a grassy meadow area and pulloff parking area on the right (37.7508, -83.66375). From the parking, cross KY11 to find a trail leading uphill. Follow the trail up to a split at a large boulder. Hike left and up the hill for Emerald City and right along a bench to the bouldering area and Global Village.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.6 miles from here

30 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',4],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',12],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Emerald City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Emerald City:
Big Toe Arete   V0+ 4+ PG13     Boulder, 15'   
Whiteout   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   
The Shining   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 30'   
Whiteout Direct (aka Nerds)   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   
Diamond In The Rough   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Ruby Slippers   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Yellow Brick Road   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
No Place Like Home   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Oz   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Flying Monkeys   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Emerald City
Rock Climbing Photo: Ruby Slippers

Ruby Slippers 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Kentucky : Red River Gorge : Emerald City
Another great climb on Emerald City. A great circuit for this area is to access the ledge and do all 5 adjacent climbs without untying your shoes or rope.Just right of the obvious scoop at the bottom of Flying Monkeys lies another bolted line. Climb up the edge of the "dish" and head for anchors at the top. There may be no particular crux on this climb, but it is not without some hard moves. The holds are small, but mostly good. Wear your edging shoes!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Kentucky

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Oct 4, 2006
Some of the best low-angle (just vertical, but not overhanging) routes in the Red are here!
By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Mar 17, 2008
For all of you who like these sub-vertical, edgy face routes, be sure to check out Rodeo Wall if you're ever in Jackson, WY. Very similar climbs.

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