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Cracked Egg 
Go Van Gogh 
Huevos Rancheros 
Jesus or Jeopardy 
Just Say No to Crack 
Leggo My Eggo 
Lowe Blow 
Old Peculier 
Over Easy 
Runnel Chunnel 
Variety Delight 

The Egg 

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Location: 40.57405, -111.76875 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nathan Fisher on Apr 23, 2004
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Mostly bolted, and nicely angled. The granite here has pockets on most of the face. The climbs tend to be long and feel very exposed. Either do a 2-rope rappel or hike off to the west. A very warm area to climb. The highest of the deep winter crags.

Getting There 

Park in the Little Cottonwood lower canyon Park and Ride. Locate the climber's access trail in the lot's northeast corner (directly north of the restroom). Follow this trail east until you are directly below The Egg. Continue on the switchbacks to the base of the routes. Do a small 4th class scramble to gain the routes.

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Egg:
Huevos Rancheros   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b R     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 150'   
Variety Delight   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Groovin'   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
Go Van Gogh   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Lowe Blow   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 210'   
Leggo My Eggo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Jesus or Jeopardy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Old Peculier   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, 60'   
Cracked Egg   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
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Featured Route For The Egg
Steve is Groovin'

Groovin' 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c  UT : Wasatch Range : ... : The Egg
Groovin' is on the far right side of the Egg. Look for small roof that angles up and right, turning into a right facing dihedral. This route isn't very obvious, but can be picked out by looking for the fixed pins.Start up an expando flake, then quickly reach the roof. Two pins and an alien placement lead to a good bolt. Thin moves above the bolt are protected by 2 more pins, stoppers, and small cams. Continue up through kindof crappy rock to an anchor made up of a small tree and a piton. O...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Egg and Dragon Arch
BETA PHOTO: Egg and Dragon Arch
Great Beta on how to approach The Egg
BETA PHOTO: Great Beta on how to approach The Egg
1) Leggo My Eggo  2) Variety Delight  3) Just Say No to Crack  4) Huevos Rancheros  5) Lowe Blowe  6) Jesus or Jeopardy  7) Groovin'
BETA PHOTO: 1) Leggo My Eggo 2) Variety Delight 3) Just Say ...
The Egg.
The Egg
Murphski and I with eggs at the Egg.
Murphski and I with eggs at the Egg.
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By Vince Romney
Jul 26, 2004

I've climbed many times on the Egg in mid-winter during our 40-50 degree day warm-spells. It offers varied face and crack/groove climbing, with a particularly interesting (awkward) off-width (.9+) courtesy of George Lowe. Pretty much all easy to moderate climbs with a couple .10a's thrown in. Food for the odd day out.

By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Oct 17, 2011

For approach - new trail leads to west side of egg and if you do the scramble up from there, you will be at base of Leggo and a few tricky moves from the other routes. To reach the base of most of the routes, you need to find the old trail heading right along the base of the Egg and then scramble up and left to the ledge below Variety/Groovin.

By Greg G
From: SLC, UT
Mar 19, 2013

the egg combined with the dragon arch make one of the better crags in the canyon.