Skip to Content

Emerald City

RSS FeedClick on "Routes" to subscribe to a RSS feed of all new routes added to this category. Click on "Ascents" for a RSS feed of all new ascents recorded in this category. Routes | Ascents

About Emerald City:

This southwest-facing brown wall is the premiere location in all of OZ. Watch out for ticks, the blood sucking kind.
Approach: Park at the 2nd exhibit pullout approx 3.7 miles from 29 Palms Entrance. DO NOT hike up into the rocky Valley of Voices. Walk the ground level flat wash to the right of the tall rightside hillside forming the Valley of Voices. When you get near the end of the wash where it steepens into the surrounding hillsides, Dark Castle can be seen from this main wash, looking up to the left. Turn left up the wide rocky gully in front of Dark Castle. High up, to the right of Dark Castle is the Oz Towers, then further counterclockwise around to the southwest face is Emerald City. About 30 mins of flat walk and 30 mins of upscramble and traverse and more upscramble.
Approach Time: 1 hr
Latitude, Longitude:
Access Issues:
Rock Type: Granite
Type of Climbing: Trad
Sun Aspect: All Day Sun

Routes

SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Sonic Pimple 5.10c 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Sonic Temple 5.11a 0
2 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Dave Ate the Cookie 5.11d 0
3 Average Rating = 4.00/5 The Rattler 5.10c 4
4 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Carl's Bad Caverns 5.8 0
5 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Gypsy Boots A2 0
6 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Yellow Brick Road 5.11c 0
7 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Baby Rattler 5.9 1
8 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Is That a Munchkin in Your Pocket 5.11b 0
9 Average Rating = 4.00/5 Snake Book 5.10d 1
10 Average Rating = 0.00/5 I'm Melting 5.12a 0
11 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Wicked Witch of the West 5.8 0