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Chris Minneci Memorial Route S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Cracked Egg T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Eat the Meek S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Garbage Chutes T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Go Van Gogh T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Groovin' T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Huevos Rancheros T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Jesus or Jeopardy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Just Say No to Crack S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Leggo My Eggo S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lowe Blow T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Old Peculier T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Over Easy T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
Runnel Chunnel T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Variety Delight T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Windjammer T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 130 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: James Garrett and Connor Barton, 16 June 2009 FFA P1: Eric Salmi July 09 FFA entirety: Jonathan Knight Nov 09
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Shared By: James Garrett on Jun 17, 2009
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed Details


This steep and wild line ascends the west side of The Egg. Tendon and joint complaints ruled me out for freeing it, but there is no question that someone soon will get a great free pump out of this unique climb. It will be interesting to hear the reports and it will probably yield more stars as a free climb. Equipped and cleaned on lead.

3rd class up a trench-like groove to the base of the route from the trail. Belay to the left of an overhang.

Pitch #1: Two bolts protect the initial slab climbing nice knobs to a crack which soon steepens below the flake. Layback up the overhanging fingers to hand crack to a 3 bolt belay. Beautiful! 5.11c 25m.

Pitch #2: Continue up and left now climbing steep well protected slab past 6 bolts to a two-bolt belay on top of The Egg. .12a, 20m.

Rappel the route.


Walk up the newly revised and pleasant Egg trail. A gear belay was set up near the base of the route in a somewhat protected alcove.


QDs, Set of Nuts and Camalots to #3.
John Steiger
John Steiger  
No kudos for me, James, I just followed it (John F was on the sharp end). Keep those routes coming bro.... Jun 8, 2012
Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew Gram   Salt Lake City, UT  
The A0 is only on the consensus grade, which is because a couple of folks rated it that in their tick. Nothing to be done unless you want to yell at those guys not to pull on gear anymore(kidding). May 31, 2012
Yes, you may drop the A0, though it might need to get done by admin as I am not sure how to do it when I go to edit? Strong work John! May 30, 2012
John Steiger
John Steiger  
I'd peg this attractive line at solid 11c, particularly if done in one pitch (btw, this probably has been climbed free often enough that it warrants dropping the “A0” part of the consensus rating). The opening crack section borders on 3 stars, but it needs more ascents to get there. Same for the latter slab, which also could benefit from some re-engineering – climbing on crispy flakes past inconveniently placed bolts. Also, the oaks are coming back in crack just before the slab; consider bringing clippers. May 27, 2012
Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
Spencer Weiler   Salt Lake city
Very fun route. Looks kind of chossy from the ground but it is quite good. Pumpy for sure. We only did the first pitch and I would say its mid 11, though I struggled more on Tick Fever than this one. Once you pull behind the horn its over as its hands and tight body squeeze action back there. The crack takes mid sized cams, nothing bigger than a #1 camalot. I compliment the FA's on the work and bolting efforts, though I am a bit puzzled why the 1st bolt and bong piton are present. Neither one seems necessary. Always happy to have another 11 crack climb in the canyon. Oct 30, 2011
Ben Folsom  
This is a nice route, thanks guys. We climbed it in one pitch as well. Nov 21, 2009
Just a heads up to say you can rap from the top with a 70m.

Stay warm old fella. Nov 12, 2009
strong guys are hardcore...that's all I gotta say. I gotta do something with all those stacks of bongs I have at home. I don't climb in the Fishers much anymore....A Cam would definitely work, but I placed it the second time up as I didn't want to fiddle with it...all free, all! It;s gettin cold over here in Nepal...looking forward to sunny Wasatch/desert cragging. Nov 12, 2009
Super fun route, James. Clipped all but the last bolt, and climbed all free it in one 140'? pitch. Did you place that old bong towards the end of the first pitch or was it there already? Nov 12, 2009
EAS Fett
EAS Fett  
James, I haven't gone back yet to try the second pitch, its still on the list. Don't know where the dong thing came from, seems like someone should take this route off the todo list LOL! Hope the Unichopper doesn't get to this one! Just looking for opinions on the climbing and grade, glad to hear your friend liked it James. Nov 6, 2009
Small Lake, UT
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
James will you stop being such a dong? There are 100s of quality lines to get after and this is the reason peeps are not "flocking" to your future classic. Chasing FAs is not everyone's thing man. Offer a damn 6 pack already, maybe it will lure someone there. Oct 31, 2009
EAS Fett
EAS Fett  
I have been working the 1st pitch once a week for the past 5 weeks. Today was my 5th day on the route and finally broke threw the crux. The crux for me was getting threw the finger locks and lie backs to the fist jams, I think its about 11. Saw snakes almost every day i went up there (Ski pole help). Besides the snakes this was a sweet climb to work on. I did a lot of scrubbing with a nut tool and took off some loose holds, its looking pretty clean now. Tried the second pitch today and got shut down. The first pitch is sweet, go do it! I would like to see what others think of the grade. Thnx James! Jul 18, 2009
Any info on the route starting 15m below and to the right (Around the corner from all of the known Egg routes), starts with a few bolts up the arete and then? Abandoned? Run out to the top? Good rock for sure Jun 17, 2009
You will note on the topo in the 1997 Ruckman Guide that it was simply written off as "rotten". Climbers back then didn't carry as often wire brushes, hand saws, and crowbars; now seemingly common (and expected!) new school practices...which is a good thing. Jun 17, 2009
Small Lake, UT
Boissal   Small Lake, UT
Sounds amazing. Hard to believe a line that sounds that good was overlooked for so long, but then you seem to be able to spot these things better than anyone else.
Can't wait to try it! Jun 17, 2009