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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



Weather station 5.2 miles from here

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
Leader on "Boneyard."

Boneyard 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : Los Angeles Basin : ... : The Egg
Begin pulling pockets to a series of large coarse inclusions. As the wall steepens, continue climbing on knobs, small edges, and the occasional pocket. Above the 5th bolt moving to the right, on small polished cobbles for footholds, yields a series of small pockets that lead to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Photos of The Egg Slideshow Add Photo
Climbers on Boneyard (left) and The Green Mile (ri...
BETA PHOTO: Climbers on Boneyard (left) and The Green Mile (ri...
The Egg as seen from the south.
The Egg as seen from the south.
An unusual vantage point reveals the seldom seen s...
An unusual vantage point reveals the seldom seen s...
The gap between the Egg and the Hatchery.
The gap between the Egg and the Hatchery.
Parties of climbers on the Egg Cup Buttress (and H...
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.
A helicopter making a flyby over the Egg, at Texas...
A helicopter making a flyby over the Egg, at Texas...
Looks like a party on the ledge, south face of The...
Looks like a party on the ledge, south face of The...

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