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The Egg 

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

   
Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Rick Bradshaw & Walt Wehner, 2000
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall
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Submitted By: Jason Halladay on Sep 24, 2006

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Description 

An excellent route and great introduction to the sport routes at the CCC! An interesting move or two off the ground to easier climbing to a great arete. The arete can be climbed directly, on the left (a bit easier) or on the right. But take it straight on and mount the arete.

A scrawled-on rock at the base of the climb lists this climb as 5.10a but it's more like a nice 5.9.

Location 

This is likely the first route you'll see when you arrive at the CCC. It's at the top of the approach trail. But the question remains--Which came first? The Chicken or The Egg? You better go and find out!

Protection 

7 bolts to springed cold shuts.


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By Larry Earley
From: Los Alamos, NM
Oct 8, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Nice sustained 5.9 sport climb. Well bolted. Fun moves. Do it.
By Robin
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jul 5, 2008
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

A good warmup for Coxcomb that is conveniently located at the EXACT spot where the trail reaches the crag... Sweet.

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