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A great place to spend a day or two, or more; The Egg is isolated from the circus in the Winebottle Area but has enough climbs to keep you busy for a few trips. The giant egg-shaped tower has exposed rock almost entirely around the circumference so you can pick your desired sun exposure to suit the temps. There are comfy ledges to hang out on, shade to be found, and the north and west faces have lines that are climbable in the rain. There heaps of climbs in a variety of climbing styles and grades, from 5.7 to 5.12, though most the notable lines are in the 10+/11 range.

Getting There 

Take a right down the first small road about 2 miles past the river. They were doing a lot of construction when I was there so I couldnÂ’t tell you what it would look like today. We also had to try a couple of driveways on the right before finding the correct one that took us over to the rock. Good luck.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.6 miles from here

29 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Egg

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Egg:
Rooster Booster   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   North Face
Poser's Lonely Reunion   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 90'   North Face
Eggstatic   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   East Face (Fried Egg)
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Featured Route For The Egg
Rock Climbing Photo: QQ moving through the P1 crux on Eggstatic.

Eggstatic 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Asia : China : ... : East Face (Fried Egg)
The most obvious line on the face. The first pitch probably sees a lot more traffic than the first.P1 (5.11a): Heads straight up the slab with some tricky sequences. Wander right until you get onto the spiky dark rock and head straight up under the giant roof. A fantastic pitch.P2 (5.11c): Basically just heads up and over the roof through the weakness in the center....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By mattjohnson
From: Laurens, SC
May 25, 2014
The right turn to go to the Egg is not obvious, but it is just before the more obvious road that veers right to go to White Mountain (maybe 50 yds?). There is a building very close to the right hand side of the road, then the concrete road turns to dirt and gravel after veering between a few ponds. The trail gradually turns to a small walking path and goes through some farm houses. Go toward the karst that looks most like it would be called "The Egg."
The path that we took up to the crag, which was the most obvious, came up under Rooster Booster. It was a pretty tough bushwack through a jungle for 50 yds or so, but the area at the base of the cliff in that area was nice, though quite hot and humid.
All of these conditions are as of May 2014. Who knows what it will look like after several months.

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