Walking On Eggshells
5.12a YDS 7a+ French 25 Ewbanks VIII+ UIAA 25 ZA E5 6a British
Avg: 2.6 from 28 votes
|Type:||Sport, 90 ft (27 m)|
|FA:||FTR: Leventhal, Oliphant, Drapper (1992) FL: (Rebolted in 2018).|
|Page Views:||3,872 total · 25/month|
|Shared By:||Spider Savage on Apr 10, 2010 · Updates|
|Admins:||jt512, Nicole Wiesenthal, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
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2. The south end of the First Corridor is in danger of collapsing at the base of Sophie’s Choice. A dam of rocks and soil has been built to divert water away from the eroding soil underneath these huge boulders. Please help keep this system in place until a more permanent solution is implemented.
Walking on Eggshells is a long and high quality bolted line on The Egg. Originally the climb was a sketchy 5.11- with loose blocks, however since a rebolting effort in 2018 and lots of cleaning, the climb has begun to tidy up quite nicely. Since the clean-up the route is now considered 5.12a and takes 14 quickdraws to lower-offs.
The route begins a 5.5 slab leading to a thuggy crux sequence into jug hauling and long reaches. A second crux guards the chains, while this crux is much easier (5.10+), the pump while make it feel harder. Regardless of the clean-up efforts one can still manage to pull off small dime-sized rock if you stray to far off route.