Type: Trad, 210 ft (64 m), 2 pitches
FA: (Mayor) Ted Wilson, Curt Hawkins, 1962
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Shared By: Vince Romney on Feb 29, 2004
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Access Issue: Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


Again, Ruckmans only give this one star. But becuase it's not a 5.7 you can just muscle up, and it requires a bit of thought, and movement in and out of the groove, I give it two. Besides, it's another one that's just plain fun. This route follows the large, arcing groove splitting the Egg in half. Move up the face and groove as required, protecting in the pockets and irregularities. Good placement skills are advised. Belay at the belay station in the trees. The second pitch moves along the face to the crack about 20' right of the belay station, and then follows the groove to the top of the formation. Reaching this crack is a bit run-out, but again the climbing is easy.


Bring a full rack. The groove accepts a variety of nuts and cams up to 3".