siesta under Dino's Egg
This large, rounded boulder with it's dark brown/tan mottled appearance does look like a gigantic dinosaur egg sitting out in the desert. You'll find the boulder just west of the Chuckawalla Boulder
atop a flat slab of rock and notice that it has a smaller piece that's split off the east face.
Problems here range in difficulty from V-easy to V2 with most being V1 and under providing a good concentration of easy to moderate problems. Highlights here include the patina speckled face of the West Face
(5.9), the fun hand traverse of The Egg Timer
(5.9) and the positive and then sloping moves on Platypus
Descent is usually done by downclimbing the West Arete (V-easy), but it's possible to downclimb a bit and jump off as well if you like.
Weather station 9.9 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Dino's Egg
Platypus V0 4 CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : Dino's Egg
Located on the left side of the south face just left of a large hueco which is Dino's Egg (V0 R). Start with a high left hand, pull onto the rock and then up and right to match on a large patina plate. Leaving the plate, which is the last positive hold, work slopers over the rounded top and get your foot up onto the starting holds before rocking over. Short and fun and a lot less scary than it's neighbor just right. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Mojave Yucca and Dino's Egg. Photo by Blitzo.
Dino's Egg-South Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Dino's Egg-West Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Dino's Egg and Rock Hudson. Photo by Blitzo.