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Arete V8 
Beginner's Luck 
Cube V5, The 
Cube V6, The 
Dawn Patrol 
End, The 
Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed), The 
Kind of a Big Deal 
Kind sitstart, The 
Kind Traverse, The 
Lobster Claw 
Mr. Wimpy 
Real Large 
Storm Shadow Stand 
Swang of Thangs 
Swing of Things 
Tiger Stripes 
Warm Up 
Warm-Up Boulder 
Whispers of Wisdom 
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Emerald Lake Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: tcamillieri on May 26, 2009

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  • Description 

    RMNP granite. Crowded as soon as the snow melts and the trail is clear.

    Getting There 

    Go to Bear Lake then head as for Lower Chaos, but follow the signs for Emerald Lake. The bouldering rests 300 yards "downhill" from the lake.

    Climbing Season

    For the Tyndall Gorge area.

    Weather station 8.4 miles from here

    22 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Emerald Lake

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Emerald Lake:
    Warm-Up Boulder   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine   
    Warm Up   V1 5     Boulder, Alpine, 7'   
    Beginner's Luck   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine   
    The Cube V5   V5- 6C     Boulder, Alpine   
    The Kind (originally In Your Face, then Standard Overhang - after the block was removed)   V5 6C     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
    Tiger Stripes   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, Alpine   
    The Cube V6   V6- 7A     Boulder, Alpine   
    Kneebar   V6 7A     Boulder, Alpine   
    Mr. Wimpy   V7 7A+     Boulder, Alpine   
    Arete V8   V8 7B     Boulder, Alpine   
    Swing of Things   V9- 7C     Boulder, Alpine, 10'   
    Whispers of Wisdom   V10 7C+     Boulder, Alpine, 12'   
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    Featured Route For Emerald Lake
    Rock Climbing Photo: Tcamillieri on Whispers of Wisdom, V10.

    Whispers of Wisdom V10 7C+  Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Emerald Lake
    One of the very best boulder problems in all of Colorado. Starts on two opposed crimps and makes a desperate move to a good, left-facing edge. Continue through a series of compression, slappy moves. There are three hard moves on this boulder problem. The first is the first move. The second is a long reach on a blocky undercling to a decent, incut crimp. The third is at the lip moving from a terrible sloper to a decent full pad crimp. Lots of people fall turning the lip... and there's a 25...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    By Peter Beal
    From: Boulder Colorado
    Jun 19, 2010
    This area should be added under the Tyndall Gorge area. Admins?
    By Jon Roberts
    Aug 30, 2010
    Anyone know the names of the lines uphill from Stormshadow?

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