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Early Bird Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: tenesmus on Oct 29, 2010


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About 200 feet above the Wheeler Newsome/ Hong wall is another series of cracks and faces. This area is a tribute to all the guys who wake up early and get after it before work.

Getting There 

Walk up the Egg trail, passing several switchbacks. After the trail intersects the gully below the Hong wall, go one more switchback and cut up on the light climbers path leading back to the gully. Walk 200 more feet up to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Early Bird

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Early Bird:
Boing-oing-oing   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Early Bird   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Hair of the Dog 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : Early Bird
This climbs the gently overhanging crack directly below and linking into the final crux of Early Bird. Scramble up the chossy rock and make a belay on a nice little shelf directly below the crack. Fire the V4 start, then some .11-ish climbing to the final V5-ish crux....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By tenesmus
Oct 29, 2010
So there I was, at the top of Bed Head, the first line we worked on up here. Its barely light and I heard this gruff voice call out from the gully behind me, "Is that Tenesmus?" Yep! Howdy down there! "What are you doing up here so early?" Umm, climbing. "Are you going to do that line around the arete?" Its the whole reason we came up here...

I had been eying this area for several years and the timing for getting after it couldn't have been a second later. Seriously though, the cleaning on all these routes took a lot of time and was sometimes dangerous. What we found was (so far 4) additional all gear protected lines.

The Worm and then Bed Head make really great warmups for people wanting to try Tick Fever for the first time. Seriously, how many people have gotten on that thing cold turkey and gotten pumped out of their minds? I sure did.

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