A great place to spend a day or two, or more; The Egg is isolated from the circus in the Winebottle Area but has enough climbs to keep you busy for a few trips. The giant egg-shaped tower has exposed rock almost entirely around the circumference so you can pick your desired sun exposure to suit the temps. There are comfy ledges to hang out on, shade to be found, and the north and west faces have lines that are climbable in the rain. There heaps of climbs in a variety of climbing styles and grades, from 5.7 to 5.12, though most the notable lines are in the 10+/11 range.
From the "roundabout" which is now a 4-way intersection with stoplights, turn left, heading south from town. Continue on this road as it crosses over the river. At a fork in the road, turn left. Continue along for a short while until you see the tower of Grandfathered In on your right and a small street perpendicular to the road your are on. The road to White Mountain is just past this and turns off at a 45-degree angle. Turn off onto this perpendicular street, pass by a few houses, then follow the bend as it drops slightly downhill past ponds and fields, and into a dirt road. Follow the most obvious path towards the most obvious rock face, generally trending right. There are approaches for the East face (first wall you come to), the North face (trail is only slightly overgrown as of 09/2016), and the West face (also slightly overgrown). In order to reach the North-East face, continue along the North face through a cave-arch.
Weather station 3.9 miles from here
30 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Egg
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Featured Route For The Egg
Wonderful World 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Asia
: ... : North-East Face
Fun, thin climbing at the beginning leads through the crux to a left facing dihedral. Great moves all the way up the dihedral take you to a small overhang and up to the anchors.This is a fantastic climb: great rock, moves, and variety -- and the view is pretty stellar as well. While in this area, the two routes to the left are also great -- Bad Egg and Duck -- both rated 5.11b....[more] Browse More Classics in International
Farmers out doing their thing in front of The Egg.
From: Laurens, SC
May 25, 2014
The right turn to go to the Egg is not obvious, but it is just before the more obvious road that veers right to go to White Mountain (maybe 50 yds?). There is a building very close to the right hand side of the road, then the concrete road turns to dirt and gravel after veering between a few ponds. The trail gradually turns to a small walking path and goes through some farm houses. Go toward the karst that looks most like it would be called "The Egg."
The path that we took up to the crag, which was the most obvious, came up under Rooster Booster. It was a pretty tough bushwack through a jungle for 50 yds or so, but the area at the base of the cliff in that area was nice, though quite hot and humid.
All of these conditions are as of May 2014. Who knows what it will look like after several months.