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The Egg

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Cracked Egg T 
Go Van Gogh T 
Groovin' T 
Huevos Rancheros T,TR 
Jesus or Jeopardy S 
Just Say No to Crack S 
Leggo My Eggo S 
Lowe Blow T 
Old Peculier T 
Over Easy T 
Runnel Chunnel T 
Variety Delight T 
Windjammer T 

The Egg  


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Location: 40.57405, -111.76875 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 23, 2004
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Description 

Mostly bolted, and nicely angled. The granite here has pockets on most of the face. The climbs tend to be long and feel very exposed. Either do a 2-rope rappel or hike off to the west. A very warm area to climb. The highest of the deep winter crags.

Getting There 

Park in the Little Cottonwood lower canyon Park and Ride. Locate the climber's access trail in the lot's northeast corner (directly north of the restroom). Follow this trail east until you are directly below The Egg. Continue on the switchbacks to the base of the routes. Do a small 4th class scramble to gain the routes.

This trail reduces visual and physical impact and is strongly recommended. It is good practice and helps maintain access.This approach isn't much longer and with more traffic, parking in this area will reduce your chances of a break-in.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.0 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',3],['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:
Huevos Rancheros   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 150'   
Variety Delight   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Groovin'   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Go Van Gogh   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lowe Blow   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Leggo My Eggo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Jesus or Jeopardy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Old Peculier   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 60'   
Cracked Egg   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
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Featured Route For The Egg
Chunnel runs.

Runnel Chunnel 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Egg
Climbing the west end of The Egg formation “The Runnel” offers some interesting climbing. The crux is avoiding the inordinately large stack of rotten blocks that make up the left edge of the runnel. Start off an awkward series of low-angle slabs down about 50 feet from “Cracked Egg”- the climb's two bolts are fairly obvious. Climb up runout features from below or traverse in from the left on shrinking chickenheads and clip the first bolt. A second bolt comes quickly with a few slab moves and...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of The Egg Slideshow Add Photo
Egg and Dragon Arch
BETA PHOTO: Egg and Dragon Arch
Great Beta on how to approach The Egg
BETA PHOTO: Great Beta on how to approach The Egg
1) Leggo My Eggo  2) Variety Delight  3) Just Say No to Crack  4) Huevos Rancheros  5) Lowe Blowe  6) Jesus or Jeopardy  7) Groovin'
BETA PHOTO: 1) Leggo My Eggo 2) Variety Delight 3) Just Say ...
The Egg.
BETA PHOTO: The Egg.
The Egg
BETA PHOTO: The Egg
Murphski and I with eggs at the Egg.
Murphski and I with eggs at the Egg.

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By Vince Romney
Jul 26, 2004
I've climbed many times on the Egg in mid-winter during our 40-50 degree day warm-spells. It offers varied face and crack/groove climbing, with a particularly interesting (awkward) off-width (.9+) courtesy of George Lowe. Pretty much all easy to moderate climbs with a couple .10a's thrown in. Food for the odd day out.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Oct 17, 2011
For approach - new trail leads to west side of egg and if you do the scramble up from there, you will be at base of Leggo and a few tricky moves from the other routes. To reach the base of most of the routes, you need to find the old trail heading right along the base of the Egg and then scramble up and left to the ledge below Variety/Groovin.
By Greg G
From: SLC, UT
Mar 19, 2013
the egg combined with the dragon arch make one of the better crags in the canyon.
By John Marsella
From: Berthoud, CO
Aug 5, 2014
Ruckman guides suggest a trail @ 0.35 mi. This trail sucks but it gets you there and starts just up-canyon from the 40 MPH sign. Don't do it.

Alternate approach begins just next to a large electrical box thing at ~0.3 mi and starts with some wooden-terraced steps. Hang a right just past the next electrical box thing/pole. Follow the awesome trail from here up and trending eastward where possible to reach the switchbacks leading to the final 4th class for the left side of the Egg.