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Routes in The Egg

Coffee and Cigarettes S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Egg Arete S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Egg Face S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Egghead S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Green Eggs and Ham S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Junglework TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Shell Shock S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Sign Language S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sunnyside Up S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
This is your Brain on Drugs S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
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Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Kenny Ariza and Eppie Ordaz, 2000
Page Views: 1,800 total · 11/month
Shared By: Paul Rezucha on Feb 4, 2005
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Sunnyside Up lies on the west side of The Egg. Approach is down south side of The Egg and around corner to south west most face of rock. This climb is definitely tide dependent with the bottom 10' often wet. It is also this 10' that is crumbly and the crux even when dry. Hard, fingery, tiring moves get you finally to an in-balance stance at 3rd bolt. From here to the top is very sustained hard 10 face moves up interesting featured rock. A very fun route and worth doing even if you have to aid a little at the bottom!


Seven bolts to two-bolt anchor.
KP Ariza
KP Ariza  
Probably more like 5.11c, this route starts with a V3/4 boulder problem and then cruises up continuous moves on varied rock, some stellar some junky..... Jul 14, 2011
Latvian climber
Latvian climber  
It'll probably keep getting harder, so much crap broke off when we were climbing it. Jun 28, 2015
Mike Mellenthin
San Francisco, CA
Mike Mellenthin   San Francisco, CA
This is mayyyybe 11b but probably 11a.

It could be anything tomorrow though. Bottom is loose. Still fun! Dec 28, 2015
Latvian climber
Latvian climber  
11b seems right after the first move but the first move is a half-pad crimp v4 pull. Unless you avoid it by traversing in from the left? I’ve heard some people doing it that way but I wasn’t able to figure out how to do it and it seemed contrived compared to going straight up. Either way, this route is amazing. Yes, it’s still pretty loose, but the setting is amazing and the upper slab is gorgeous. May 1, 2016
Bruno Beltran
Stanford, CA
Bruno Beltran   Stanford, CA
A year after Julian's comment and hella stuff still broke off on my way up this route. Traversing in from the left for the start feels only a little contrived to me, and is a couple grades easier than going straight up.

Minus points for chossy slab. Aug 19, 2016

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