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Little Egypt  

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Submitted By: Wade Griffith on Apr 19, 2006
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Some of the best hard crack climbing close to Bishop. The rock is similar to the Buttermilks, but just bigger formations with some killer splitters. Bring your tape for these crags. The elevation is such that it can be climbed year round. Usually don't see the crowds at this area.

Getting There 

Take the 168 from Bishop and continue past the Buttermilk Road turnoff for approximately 3 miles. The crags will come into view up on the hillside to your left while driving. Take a left at Plant 3 Rd. which heads down towards the power station and reservoir. Park out of the way under the tree or next to the small pump shack. Walk down past the closed gate, down the old crumbly road to the steep trail that leads down to the bridge that crosses the creek. The footbridge is visible from the old road. Follow the trail up the hillside to the fork, turn left, and follow the trail to the top where the crags will appear when you reach the crest of the ridge.

Climbing Season

For the Bishop Area area.

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

40 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',2]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Little Egypt:
Chick Dead, Dog Killed It   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Mussypotamia Left
Classic Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Frontier Left
Warrior Waitress (aka Caravans)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Frontier Right
Slab Hymen   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 300'   Lambada Dome Left
4 Those About 2 Rock   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 75'   Frontier Right
Welcome to the Dark Side   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Frontier Right
Cannibal   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   Frontier Right
Dog Day Afternoon   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 28'   Frontier Left
Espresso Crack   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Frontier Left
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Vic Lawson on Espresso Crack.  Photo by Kevin Cald...
Vic Lawson on Espresso Crack. Photo by Kevin Cald...
Frontier - Left Side
BETA PHOTO: Frontier - Left Side
Lambada Dome
Lambada Dome
Mussypotamia overview topo
BETA PHOTO: Mussypotamia overview topo
Lambada Dome overview topo
BETA PHOTO: Lambada Dome overview topo
Little Egypt from Buttermilk Country. Photo by Bli...
Little Egypt from Buttermilk Country. Photo by Bli...
Little Egypt
Little Egypt
Frontier Wall
Frontier Wall
Little Egypt overview, viewed from Rt. 168
BETA PHOTO: Little Egypt overview, viewed from Rt. 168
The Little Egypt Bridge
BETA PHOTO: The Little Egypt Bridge
Little Egypt, from Rt. 168
BETA PHOTO: Little Egypt, from Rt. 168
Little Egypt. Photo by Blitzo.
Little Egypt. Photo by Blitzo.

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By Russ Walling
From: www.FishProducts.com
Aug 21, 2007
Pick up the print guidebook to this area called Bishop Area Rock Climbs, by Marty Lewis.
You can order direct right here: maximuspress.com
By Colonel Mustard
May 29, 2011
The steep trail down to the bridge may not be obvious (or, more likely, I'm just retarded). Where you see the large water pipe sprout a little pump shack about a 100 yards or so from the gate on the old road, you head down.
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