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Egg Face 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 30'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
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Submitted By: Paul Rezucha on Aug 16, 2003

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Emily heading to the second clip on the "slab...

Description 

Egg Face is the lower angle face on the East side of The Egg. Egg Face goes up past two bolts to top anchor. The moves are thin but holds are there. Difficult to see as they blend with the color and character of the rock. The runout after the second bolt eases to 5.4 or so. Don't fall clipping the second bolt as this may result in hitting the ground...

Protection 

Two bolts to one-bolt anchor.


Photos of Egg Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Slab climbing with a view.
Slab climbing with a view.
Rock Climbing Photo: Anchor as of November 3, 2013. Nice glue-in on the...
BETA PHOTO: Anchor as of November 3, 2013. Nice glue-in on the...
Rock Climbing Photo: "Egg Arete" on right, "Face on Egg&...
BETA PHOTO: "Egg Arete" on right, "Face on Egg&...
Rock Climbing Photo: Joe enjoying the view after topping out on Egg Fac...
Joe enjoying the view after topping out on Egg Fac...
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul reaching easier ground past second bolt.  Eas...
Paul reaching easier ground past second bolt. Eas...
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul Rezucha belaying Justin as he passes the firs...
Paul Rezucha belaying Justin as he passes the firs...

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By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
Oct 26, 2009
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Thought provoking clips on lower angle climb. Holds are small, some sloping, but they are all there. 3 Glu-in bolts give the climber confidence to peek over the top, resulting in a beautiful view of the Pacific. Long distances between clips result in missed-clip groundfalls, so It is best to have your whits about you before attempting this climb.
By Boriss
From: Sacramento
Jul 5, 2014

Really good route. Climbed this instead of the 5.6 arete on the right. Be careful climbing up to the first bolt. If you fall you can tumble downhill on your right and into the lower rocks. Have your belayer spot you before the first bolt. Other than that I really enjoyed this route.
By Eric MC
Nov 4, 2016

There are three glue in bolts up to the anchors, the first and third are shared with the 5.6 don't stress too much about a ground fall, the harder parts of the climb felt well protected. Anchor is two solid bolts with quick links and rings.