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Groovin' T 
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Jesus or Jeopardy S 
Just Say No to Crack S 
Leggo My Eggo S 
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Old Peculier T 
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Variety Delight T 
Windjammer T 


YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Ellison, Noble '82
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Submitted By: Peter Gram on Sep 18, 2004

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Groovin' is on the far right side of the Egg. Look for small roof that angles up and right, turning into a right facing dihedral. This route isn't very obvious, but can be picked out by looking for the fixed pins.

Start up an expando flake, then quickly reach the roof. Two pins and an alien placement lead to a good bolt. Thin moves above the bolt are protected by 2 more pins, stoppers, and small cams. Continue up through kindof crappy rock to an anchor made up of a small tree and a piton.

One rope rap (60m rope) to get back down. This route is pretty unique (beginning is really good), but the rock is ricey and there is quite a bit of vegetation.


4 pins, 1 bolt, small gear

Photos of Groovin' Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: 1) Leggo My Eggo  2) Variety Delight  3) Just Say ...
BETA PHOTO: 1) Leggo My Eggo 2) Variety Delight 3) Just Say ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Great climb
Great climb
Rock Climbing Photo: Starting to groove
Starting to groove
Rock Climbing Photo: Groovin
Rock Climbing Photo: Groovin, the Egg
BETA PHOTO: Groovin, the Egg
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve is Groovin'
Steve is Groovin'

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By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Mar 17, 2005

I love this route and it deserves at least 2 stars!

Stay right near the top for better rock and climbing (same finish as Go Van Gogh).

These routes could really use a chain anchor. The higher tree anchor is dieing! I have an unused hand-drill - anyone want to mentor me on how to put in a good anchor there?
By Nathan Fisher
May 14, 2005
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I thought I counted 5 pitons (I could definitely be wrong). A very fun route, with very fun moves. I agree with Stan, and stayed right at the end where a #2 Camalot helped protect the exit move. Take measures to reduce rope drag. After doing both pitches of Variety Delight, this route was a fun relaxing finish to the day.
By Timmy Fearn
May 9, 2006
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

I definitely counted 5 pins as well... a good fun one. The exposure due to the drop off to the right was better than coffee.
By Ben Folsom
Jun 15, 2009
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13

Wow!! totally classic. Unique and interesting, great climb for a moderate in LCC.
By steve santora
Jul 29, 2009

Great route I like it every time I do it. thanks Les....I linked it up to Rodeo Girls in Bondage. Definately the best way to do it. makes a great outing try it. Steve
By df1mk Fillmore
Jun 23, 2010

Fun varied route. There is a two bolt anchor at the top.
By cslice
From: Longmont, CO
Sep 27, 2011

This route is really cool and interesting. Probably would be worth 3 stars if not for some of the poor rock quality in spots. I found this stout for a 5-8+ lead...even old school rating. I thought Satan's Corner was easier, but then again maybe I'm just not great at slab footwork.
By Sir Camsalot
From: thankgodchickenhead, Ut
Sep 12, 2013

Climbed this yesterday. There are 5 pins plus the bolt, although one pin was pretty hidden and I found it only after my hand hit it while underclinging. There's also lots of dirt and pretty yellow flowers in the cracks so bring your nut tool on lead to clear out a couple placements. Spicy lead. Me likey.
By Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 28, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

This felt a step easier than Satan's Corner. A reasonable 5.8 for LCC and an absolute blast to climb. Reminiscent of Perhaps with some trickier footwork thrown in. Bring plenty of alpine draws!
By Crag Turkey
From: Holladay, UT
Mar 17, 2016
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

The egg delivers another unique route. This 5.8 felt pretty moderate, but that may depend on how much you trust the pitons. There are a few locations to back them up, but for me it kept things interesting. Love how you are climbing two noticeably different slabs of granite for a good duration of the climb. Highly recommended!

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