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The Egg

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The Egg  


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Location: 34.51316, -118.40187 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on May 25, 2011
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Looking up at the south face of The Egg.

Description 

The Egg is the huge free standing formation which by the name implies it is shaped like a huge egg sitting on an egg cup or pedestal. The Egg is located west of The Chicken (aka Hyperion Slab) at the south entrance to The Canyon. The Egg is approximately 120 ft. high on the downhill (south) side and roughly 80 ft on the uphill (north) side and in the upper portion overhangs on all sides. A large gap or corridor separates The Egg from its neighboring formation to the north. There are routes on the nice sunny, rounded buttress on the south side (The Egg Cup), as well as, a route on each of the west and northeast faces. The rock is sandstone conglomerate, which tends to be chossy, until sufficient traffic has worn off the loose flakes, nubbins, and grit for the surface of the rock. All routes are bolted.


Getting There 

Follow the trail downhill from the road and skirt the large slab
(The Chicken/Hyperion Slab) on the left. Continue west on the trail until it curves to the north and uphill into the canyon. The Egg is on your left as you approach the entrance to The Canyon.


Climbing Season


8 Total Routes


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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Egg :
Slotterhouse   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Texas Chainsaw Massacre   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Boneyard   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Green Mile   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Exhilaration   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 80'   
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Featured Route For The Egg
Pulling down on splendid pockets on "The Green Mile."

The Green Mile 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg
"The Green Mile" climbs the wonderfully pocketed steep face on the far right side of The Egg Cup buttress. It is easily seen to the left as one walks up the trail into the shady First Corridor. Climb the face left of the rounded flake on splendid pockets to a high 1st bolt. Continue up and right following the line of pockets to a large inclusion on the left. The pockets end and the face bulges out to yield a committing crux on small fingery edges, then more pockets to a last bolt and a series of...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of The Egg Slideshow Add Photo
Climbers on Boneyard (left) and The Green Mile (right)
BETA PHOTO: Climbers on Boneyard (left) and The Green Mile (ri...
A helicopter making a flyby over the Egg, at Texas Canyon. Helicopter traffic has gotten to be quite frequent.
A helicopter making a flyby over the Egg, at Texas...
An unusual vantage point reveals the seldom seen summit aspect of The Egg.
An unusual vantage point reveals the seldom seen s...
The Egg as seen from the south.
The Egg as seen from the south.
Parties of climbers on the Egg Cup Buttress (and Hyperion Slab...in the foreground).
Parties of climbers on the Egg Cup Buttress (and H...
A strange fungi growing at base of The Egg.
A strange fungi growing at base of The Egg.
The summit of The Egg from the Hatchery.
The summit of The Egg from the Hatchery.
The hills are lush and green, again.
The hills are lush and green, again.
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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Mar 30, 2013

Be Careful....as of March 29, 2013 there was a large Southern Pacific Rattlesnake residing on the ledge below the anchor for "Boneyard." No doubt it has been dining on the young Cliff Swallows that are nesting in the crevices there.