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Dino's Egg Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 16, 2007
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Mojave Yucca and Dino's Egg. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

This large, rounded boulder with it's dark brown/tan mottled appearance does look like a gigantic dinosaur egg sitting out in the desert. You'll find the boulder just west of the Chuckawalla Boulder atop a flat slab of rock and notice that it has a smaller piece that's split off the east face.

Problems here range in difficulty from V-easy to V2 with most being V1 and under providing a good concentration of easy to moderate problems. Highlights here include the patina speckled face of the West Face (5.9), the fun hand traverse of The Egg Timer (5.9) and the positive and then sloping moves on Platypus (V0).

Descent is usually done by downclimbing the West Arete (V-easy), but it's possible to downclimb a bit and jump off as well if you like.

Getting There 

Approach as for the Chuckawalla Boulder and other boulders scattered about the Iron Door Cave.

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.9 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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


Featured Route For Dino's Egg
Rock Climbing Photo: "The Clutch". Photo by Blitzo.

The Clutch V0- 4-  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : Dino's Egg
Located on the right side of the south face, just right of an obvious hueco which is Dino's Egg (V0 R), and left of a block which is the other half of the Dino's Egg Boulder.Hang off some big huecos at the start with the right side of your body against the rock on the right - it can't be helped - and then work up and left into them and then up to finish, or better yet, by heading slightly right and stemming up a concave patina groove to finish. Make sure to have some spotters ready as falling...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dino's Egg-South Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Dino's Egg-South Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dino's Egg and Rock Hudson. Photo by Blitzo.
Dino's Egg and Rock Hudson. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Dino's Egg-West Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Dino's Egg-West Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: siesta under Dino's Egg
siesta under Dino's Egg

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