Elevation: 6,082 ft
GPS: 40.574, -111.769 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 74,447 total · 375/month
Shared By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 22, 2004
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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.

17 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
 9
Scrambled Eggs
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 83
Just Say No to Crack
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 134
Variety Delight
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 33
Huevos Rancheros
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 19
Over Easy
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Eat the Meek
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
Groovin'
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Chris Minneci Memorial Route
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 57
Lowe Blow
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 26
Go Van Gogh
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 133
Leggo My Eggo
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Jesus or Jeopardy
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 22
Old Peculier
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a A0
 15
Cracked Egg
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Scrambled Eggs
 9
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Just Say No to Crack
 83
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Variety Delight
 134
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Huevos Rancheros
 33
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, TR
Over Easy
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
Eat the Meek
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Groovin'
 81
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Chris Minneci Memorial Route
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lowe Blow
 57
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Go Van Gogh
 26
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Leggo My Eggo
 133
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jesus or Jeopardy
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Old Peculier
 22
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Cracked Egg
 15
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a A0 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
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