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

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 65'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: James Taylor, Carl Begal, 1993
Season: Summer
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Submitted By: John Steiger on Sep 1, 2008

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  • Description 

    Near the center of Book Cliffs is a large open book, with two bolted lines on the left wall (Guillotine and Blues Streak), a broken pillar in the corner, and an attractive green face on the right wall (Green Eggs and Ham). To the right of the buttress/arete formed by the right-side of the green face (A-climb-a-tize) is a slightly right-leaning crack leading to an obvious roof. Climb this (some possible loose rock, but inconsequential), judiciously turn the roof, and continue up face to the top.


    Nuts and cams to 3 inches. Belay from gear, using the Green Eggs and Ham anchors for back-up as needed. Descend by rapping off the Green Eggs anchors.


    In the middle of Book Cliffs, approximately 20 feet right of Green Eggs and Ham.

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    By Fett
    Sep 8, 2009
    rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

    I think the book said there were anchors at the top of the route but all I found was a shit load of duct tape on the lip and some chopped bolts. I climbed this with my girl friend that really doesn't climb so I had to build a anchor next to the chopped bolts, lower to the ground and TR to get my gear back. I saw the anchors for green egg but just saw bolts that really were not set for rapping, I chose the walk off. Not as solid of rock as I thought it would be and the roof (the best part) seems harder than 5.8, I will give it a 5.9
    By Boissal
    From: Small Lake, UT
    Aug 27, 2011
    rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

    Bit loose at the bottom, the moves straight out of the roof are burly and a bit painful (sharp edges in the crack) and the upper face is great. There's a few good cracks (around loose blocks) to build an anchor. Bring your second up and walk to the bolted anchors of Green Egg. Rap from your stuff and retrieve it later.
    By Solace
    Jun 14, 2016

    Kudos to the first ascenders. Carl & James first did this route at night with headlamps (I watched them from the lake). I went back the following day to climb it in the daylight and was impressed by their line. Takes gear well, roof is fun & readily protected. Can't speak for top anchors, none of the routes we did in the early 90's had anchors. We just built a trad anchor, brought the second up and walked off.

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