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Taking a moment to figure out what the hell is going on with this bolt line.
Low on "Exhilleration" (aka Walking On Eggshells).
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THE EGG. The route Exhilaration goes right up the middle of this rock, just left of the center as pictured here. Easy to find when you're on the ground. Photo by D. Blattel, 2010.
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By JWong
From: Los Angeles, California
Jun 15, 2010

Do you know anything about the route that the climber is on in the picture? Bottom Right Corner?

By J.J
Dec 5, 2010

The route the climber is on is supposedly 11a.

By Levy
From: Reseda, CA
Mar 4, 2011

This is not Egg-zillaration. The Egg-zillaration is on the left skyline of the formation, starting out of the chimney/gully & passes 5 bolts to the anchors.

The route going up the center of the picture is an old chossy toprope we called "walking On Eggshells". I have no idea who bolted it but is badly flawed because the bolts do not follow the line of climbing, which is to the left of the bolts.

By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Jul 13, 2011

JWong,
The route you have referred to is, as JJ Brunner indicated, a 5.11a. The crux lies just above the climber in the photo. A popular sequence goes left at this point, and back to a 5th bolt, above the bulge and is 5.10b. Once past the bulge there are 4 more bolts leading to a couple choices for bolted anchors, not equipped for lowering. Hope that beta helps you.

ps. Egg-zillaration (5.11a) - 5 bolts, stems up the chimney/gulley on the RIGHT skyline of The Egg, with Walking on Eggshells (rumored to have been bolted by Graham Doe) following the sun/shadow line up the NE side.

By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Dec 8, 2011

Great photo Spider! That's an angle most visitors to Texas Canyon don't ever see.

By JWong
From: Los Angeles, California
Dec 12, 2011

Thanks Ben.

Appreciate the info. My buddy tried it a while back and he's a low 10 climber, but we thought it just looked cool. He'll be psyched to hear about this.

And thanks for all the work you've been putting in. Looking forward to going back there to try some of the new stuff.

Cheers,
Jason

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THE EGG. The route Exhilaration goes right up the middle of this rock, just left of the center as pictured here. Easy to find when you're on the ground. Photo by D. Blattel, 2010.

Submitted By: Spider Savage on Jun 15, 2010
On this route:
Exhilaration (5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c )
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