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The Emerald Isle Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,974'
Location: 38.9337, -105.3681 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Hans Hoffman on Jun 11, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Topo of routes #20 through #22.

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Description 

This southwest-facing crag has the most variety of the three cliffs and offers a quick workout for climbers who have a limited time to visit. The routes are listed from left to right and range from 5.9-5.14.

Getting There 

Walk directly uphill from the parking lot through two large boulders. Switchback and scramble a quick bit then head left along the cliff line to the overhanging alcove.

Climbing Season

For the Heaven's Gate area.

Weather station 6.2 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Emerald Isle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Emerald Isle:
Mustache Ride   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Death Star Compactor   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Laura's Arete   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Adult Supervision   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Two Scoops of Drill Dust   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Therapist   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Happy Pier   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Total Devastation   5.14b 8c 33 X+ 33 E9 7b     Sport, 1 pitch   
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Featured Route For The Emerald Isle
Rock Climbing Photo: Brenda pulls past the crux of Mustache Ride.

Mustache Ride 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Colorado : South Platte : ... : The Emerald Isle
Climb the low angle slab to a crux pulling around the brief roof to gain a right-facing dihedral. Clip a couple more bolts, and exit left to anchors on the roof above the ledge....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

Photos of The Emerald Isle Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of routes #15 through #17.
BETA PHOTO: Topo of routes #15 through #17.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of routes #17 through #19.
BETA PHOTO: Topo of routes #17 through #19.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of routes #11, #12, #15, #16, and #17.
Topo of routes #11, #12, #15, #16, and #17.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of routes #13 and #14.
BETA PHOTO: Topo of routes #13 and #14.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of routes #5 through #11.
Topo of routes #5 through #11.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of routes #3 and #4.
Topo of routes #3 and #4.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of route #2.
BETA PHOTO: Topo of route #2.
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of route #1.
BETA PHOTO: Topo of route #1.
Rock Climbing Photo: Overview of the Emerald Isle.
BETA PHOTO: Overview of the Emerald Isle.

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By Rich F.
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Jun 5, 2013
With four moderate, well-protected climbs from 5.6 to 5.10a, this crag is now worth the drive for moderate climbers like myself. You can park right below the rock and avoid the crowds on a warm summer day. Thanks to Ben Schmitt for putting up the new climbs. Buy his inexpensive guidebook with great descriptions and photos of hundreds of climbs at Heaven's Gate and Eleven Mile Canyon, and help support someone who's given a lot to the climbing community. Thanks, Ben!

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