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Routes in Southern Dinosaur Egg

Coming Attractions S,TR 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Girls Day Out aka Right Side T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Hatch T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Left Side TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Sneak Preview S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Mike Downing, 1987.
Page Views: 1,759 total, 9/month
Shared By: Ben Mottinger on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

To find the route, stay on the Bear Creek Trail past the first major rock formation (Bear Creek Spire) until the trail is only about 30ft. above the creek. The S. Dino Egg has a slabby east face with a large chimney (Hatch) and on its SW side, a steep face with large huecos on the left side. Scramble up easy 5th class terrain via an obtuse dihedral to get to a nice ledge with several large boulders, below Sneak Preview.

Overhanging for the first 1/2 of the route, then vertical. Conglomerate sandstone with little pockets and knobs makes a great finger and hand workout. About 70ft. to the chains. Stick-clipping the first bolt is definitely recommended. The moves up to the bolt are not easy and you're looking at a 15ft nasty groundfall on boulders if you blow it. It seems other people had the same idea since there's a small collection of 5ft branches at the bottom of the route.

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5 bolts to two chains.
Thanks for doing this Matt, the community really appreciates it. Apr 6, 2008
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
  5.11c
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
  5.11c
The first clip is a little tricky, but if you can climb this route, you can make that clip. Getting to the 2nd clip is harder... the route just saps you by the end, even though the moves are not terribly hard up there. Fun though! Jun 3, 2007
Michael Komarnitsky
Seattle, WA
Michael Komarnitsky   Seattle, WA  
Did this again 4/4/01. Damn is this rock sharp! Ripped my hand open on the crux move just below the second bolt. I recommend it again.... maybe next year I'll lead this sucka. Jan 1, 2001