Elevation: 2,539 ft
GPS: 34.513, -118.402 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on May 25, 2011 with updates from duh
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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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.

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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.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
Slotterhouse
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 28
Boneyard
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 30
The Green Mile
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 11
Exhilaration
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slotterhouse
 40
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Texas Chainsaw Massacre
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Boneyard
 28
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
The Green Mile
 30
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Exhilaration
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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