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Southern Dinosaur Egg
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Sneak Preview 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Mike Downing, 1987.
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Submitted By: Ben Mottinger on Jan 1, 2001

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Greg crimping his way up the face.
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Description 

To find the route, stay on the Bear Creek Trail past the first major rock formation (Bear Creek Spire) until the trail is only about 30ft. above the creek. The S. Dino Egg has a slabby east face with a large chimney (Hatch) and on its SW side, a steep face with large huecos on the left side. Scramble up easy 5th class terrain via an obtuse dihedral to get to a nice ledge with several large boulders, below Sneak Preview.

Overhanging for the first 1/2 of the route, then vertical. Conglomerate sandstone with little pockets and knobs makes a great finger and hand workout. About 70ft. to the chains. Stick-clipping the first bolt is definitely recommended. The moves up to the bolt are not easy and you're looking at a 15ft nasty groundfall on boulders if you blow it. It seems other people had the same idea since there's a small collection of 5ft branches at the bottom of the route.


Protection 

5 bolts to two chains.



Photos of Sneak Preview Slideshow Add Photo
Greg higher up.
Greg higher up.
Shaun finishing the beautiful moves up this beautiful face.
Shaun finishing the beautiful moves up this beauti...
BETA PHOTO
Ben trying to crank on the crimps and knobs-also trying to improve his farmer tan.
Ben trying to crank on the crimps and knobs-also t...
Shaun pulling a mean lieback on Sneak Preview.
Shaun pulling a mean lieback on Sneak Preview.
Myke crossed up. Hey, Myke. Is that big foothold to your right off?
Myke crossed up. Hey, Myke. Is that big foothold t...
Witness the aftermath of pain.
Witness the aftermath of pain.
Ben made me photoshop out the rope, he had to be carried up this route.
Ben made me photoshop out the rope, he had to be c...
Greg leading Sneak Preview on a cold Nov. day.
Greg leading Sneak Preview on a cold Nov. day.
Shaun pulling some crazy moves.
Shaun pulling some crazy moves.
Greg at the clip.
Greg at the clip.
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By Michael Komarnitsky
Founding Father
From: Seattle, WA
Jan 1, 2001

Did this again 4/4/01. Damn is this rock sharp! Ripped my hand open on the crux move just below the second bolt. I recommend it again.... maybe next year I'll lead this sucka.

By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 3, 2007
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

The first clip is a little tricky, but if you can climb this route, you can make that clip. Getting to the 2nd clip is harder... the route just saps you by the end, even though the moves are not terribly hard up there. Fun though!

By Jason Haas
From: Broomfield, CO
Apr 6, 2008

Thanks for doing this Matt, the community really appreciates it.