Elevation: 6,082 ft
GPS: 40.574, -111.769 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 107,346 total · 506/month
Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 22, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane
Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details

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.

18 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Egg

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 16
Scrambled Eggs
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 4
DDT
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 93
Just Say No to Crack
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 153
Variety Delight
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 36
Huevos Rancheros
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Eat the Meek
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 88
Groovin'
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Chris Minneci Memorial Route
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 63
Lowe Blow
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 30
Go Van Gogh
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 142
Leggo My Eggo
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 27
Jesus or Jeopardy
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Old Peculier
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a C0
 16
Cracked Egg
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Scrambled Eggs
 16
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
DDT
 4
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Just Say No to Crack
 93
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Variety Delight
 153
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Huevos Rancheros
 36
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, TR
Eat the Meek
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Groovin'
 88
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chris Minneci Memorial Route
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lowe Blow
 63
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Go Van Gogh
 30
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Leggo My Eggo
 142
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jesus or Jeopardy
 27
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Old Peculier
 24
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Cracked Egg
 16
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a C0 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
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