Type: Sport, TR, 30 ft
FA: P. Zoller & E. McKigney
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Oct 6, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a short, fun TR or slightly runout sport climb on the West side of Southern Dinosaur Egg. It is perhaps 35 feet. If you're there, it's worth a run. It can be TR'ed from the same anchor as for Left Side & Girls Day Out. It lies below Sneak Preview.

To approach, consider the Mesa Trail to the Bear Canyon trail. Bushwhacking up the Bear Canyon drainage past Bear Creek Spire is slightly tedious and a fair amount of poison ivy lives down there. Go to Stonehenge (with Thought Control) and angle back East toward Southern Dinosaur Egg.

There has been chalk down and right of the first bolt suggesting a more challenging start. However, the obvious line is to clip the first bolt and face climb to the left to the arête. This variation is likely soft for 5.10d, the rating from Rossiter's Flatiron guide. The crux of this variation lies between the first and second bolts. There is a potential for a groundfall if you fall poorly. The difficulty eases after the second bolt, but there is a runout to the third bolt where you would not want to fall. There is a final bolt, which currently does not have a hanger, at the top of the arête. 1.35 stars.

To descend, you can downclimb 3rd or 4th class rock to the left.

Protection

4 bolts (last one is missing a hanger) long slings (at least 48") around the horn + #4 Camalot + wire to slip over the bolt.

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